The Latest on police activity at a central England shopping center: (all times local):
A police department in central England says a reported hostage-taking incident at a bowling alley is “unconnected to any terrorist activity.”
British media cited eyewitnesses at Bermuda Park, a shopping center in Nuneaton, as saying the area was locked down because a man with a shotgun had taken hostages at a bowling alley.
The Warwickshire Police department said Sunday the force was still responding to the incident. It did not confirm the reports of an armed standoff and provided no details except to say the incident was not terror-related.
The local ambulance service said an air ambulance had departed the scene and there were so far no casualties.
People locked inside a restaurant at a central England shopping center tell a British broadcaster they were informed about a hostage-taking incident at a nearby bowling alley.