Updated: 23/10/17 : 06:22:43
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World :: Man arrested in UK bowling alley gun siege

Police are continuing to question a man who was arrested after two members of staff were held hostage at gunpoint at a bowling alley.

The two employees - a duty manager and a lane host - at MFA Bowl in Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, were unharmed in the incident, which was not terror-related.

Bermuda Park was in lockdown for more than four hours while the suspect held the male workers inside the bowling alley.

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, according to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Firearms officers and police negotiators, as well as other emergency services, rushed to the scene after the first reports of a gunman emerged at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Bangs and flashes were reported at the scene shortly before news of the arrest emerged at around 7pm, with Sky's Joe Tidy reporting around 15 armed officers were seen running towards the bowling alley.

Approximately 10 minutes later an ambulance made its way through the cordon and two people got out.

Chris Clegg, operations director of MFA Bowl, said the two employees were checked over for shock, while the suspect was handcuffed.

Terrified families either fled the retail park - which includes restaurants, a cinema and a soft play area - or hid until police said it was safe for them to leave.