A man with a knife is holding employees at a job centre hostage in Newcastle in northeast England.
Hostage crisis in Newcastle: A man with a knife is holding employees at a job centre hostage in Newcastle in northeast England, reported AFP. Northumbria Police said in a statement that “Specialist negotiators are at the scene.” There were no report of injuries according to police. The identity of the man and his intention are not known yet. According to news reports, roads around the job centre are closed down and public is advised not go that area. There is heavy police presence in the area presently. Police told The Daily Star “It is believed the man responsible is known to the Job Center and this is being treated as an isolated incident at this stage.”
(Further details awaited.)