Man arrested after 'holding bank worker at gunpoint' in Birmingham

Man arrested after allegedly holding bank worker at gunpoint in Birmingham

The incident happened at a NatWest branch (Stock image)

Friday, March 17, 2017

A man has been arrested after allegedly holding a bank worker at gunpoint in Birmingham.

The incident happened at a NatWest Bank in Northfield and it was sealed off after police heard about the armed man, according to Sky News.

According to the Birmingham Mail, it is believed that one of the staff members was held hostage. 

It is not yet clear whether any customers were involved.

Before the arrest was made, officers said: "Police received an emergency call at 11.45am reporting a man with a firearm inside NatWest bank in Bristol Road South, Northfield.

"Response and firearms officers have contained the building and police negotiators are on scene."