Police arrests man over London restaurant hostage incident

A man, who used a knife to hold a woman hostage at a central London restaurant, has been arrested, local police said Wednesday.

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The man was arrested after the two-hour hostage incident near London’s Leicester Square, and metropolice said no injuries were reported.

Man arrested for stealing roadPolice were called to a branch of the Bella Italia restaurant chain at 8:50 p.m. local time (2050 GMT) on Wednesday, where a man was said to be holding a woman against her will.

Part of Leicester Square was cordoned off and diners were ordered to stay in nearby restaurants while officers tried to negotiate with the hostage-taker.

Police have said the incident is not terror-related.

Source: Xinhua

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