Leicester Square hostage situation ends with nobody hurt

A hostage situation at a Leicester Square restaurant has ended with no reported injuries.

A man was believed to be holding the woman against her will in a branch of Bella Italia, with two other people inside.

(Hannah McKay/PA)

Officers surrounded the building and negotiated with the man, who was later seen being led from the restaurant by officers with riot shields into a waiting police van which was driven away.

Officers at the scene said the man had been found with a knife in his pocket and had been arrested. They said the incident was not terror related.

The incident had created quite a splash on social media before it resolved.

Thankfully it seems the situation was resolved peacefully.


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