British police ends hostage situation in Nuneaton; rules out ‘terror act’ for now

Even as the scary incident of hostage taking in leisure complex park in Nuneaton has been ended by British police, the agencies have so far ruled it out as being a ‘terror incident’. The hostage situation was created when  a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.

No casualties have been reported so far.

Earlier, Warwickshire police had ruled out an connection with “terrorist activity” after saying they were dealing with an “ongoing incident” at the leisure park in Nuneaton. Mehdi Afshar, chief executive of MFA Bowl which owns the alley, was quoted by the BBC as saying the police had stormed the building and ended the siege.

There were no casualties, the BBC added. Earlier, pictures on Twitter showed armed police at the complex, which is home to a cinema, gym and several restaurants, and local media reported that roads leading to it had been closed off.

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