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| 19 September 2021, Sunday |

Bristol petrol station siege: One person injured

A man armed with a knife stormed a petrol station in a stand-off which has left one person injured.

Staff were seen fleeing to a safe room as the siege in Hengrove Way, Bristol, unfolded earlier.

Armed police and a negotiator were called to the scene and the suspect has been arrested.

Avon and Somerset Police said the injured person had been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was led away in handcuffs and escorted into an ambulance.

A police spokesman said: “We have detained a man in connection with an incident at a petrol station on Hengrove Way this morning.

“Investigations at the scene continue.

When we arrived at about 09:45 BST you could see there were armed police outside the doors of the Morrisons Daily.

And then very quickly, within 30 seconds, they went inside and there was a series of bangs.

You could see the flashes from outside here on the road.

A couple of minutes later, a man was led out in handcuffs and taken over to one of the vans, then he was taken away by ambulance a short time later.

There are still lots of police here. The roads are still closed.