Tottenham Court Road hostage scene.

A man who it’s believed to have failed an HGV training course is holding a number of people hostage in an office block on Tottenham Court Road.

 

Police were alerted to the scene as office equipment and documents were thrown from an upper floor window on to the street below.

 

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the man walked in to the office block at around midday with gas canisters strapped to his body, claiming he had nothing to live for. People at the scene suggest that the man is known to have a history of mental illness.

 

Two hostages were reported to have been released, but around 4 hostages remained,it’s said now that all the hostages have been released.

 

Office worked behing police corden in Howland Street looking toward Tottenham Court Road

Office workers behind police corden in Howland Street looking towards Tottenham Court Road

 

 

Police expanding the corden around Tottenham Court Road

Police expanding the corden around Tottenham Court Road

 

Customers taking refuge in local boozer

Customers taking refuge in local pub The Carpenters Arms

 

Police taking cover in entrance of office building with office equipment thrown onto the pavement from above.

Police taking cover in entrance of office building with office equipment thrown onto the pavement from above.

 

Police snipers leaving from an office block opposite the hostage building after a 49 year old man had been arrested.

Police snipers leaving from an office block opposite the hostage building after a 49 year old man had been arrested.

 

The press

The press

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