Gunman arrested after taking hostages at United Kingdom bowling alley

Violet Powell
October 24, 2017

Detectives are questioning a middle-aged man today over allegedly making threats to kill after two men were held at gunpoint in a four-hour siege at a bowling alley.

Another witness, Alex Moore-Holland, told Sky News: "We were just having a game. and a man who was also bowling ran across our lane and he was like "get out, get out", shouting". And he came out and swore and said "what the heck are you guys". unslung his gun and went back in again.

"I thought it was like a sword or a big knife but the second time when he came out near the door about 10 minutes after, this was to try and scare people, we knew it was a shotgun".

Ian Brown, a witness at the scene, told the SunOnline: "It's an unknown male at MFA Bowling holding people hostage with a sawn-off shot gun".

Another witness told BBC News: "When we were leaving there were police standing around the bowling alley, there were police cars outside the main entrance, with police officers in full body armour".

All customers were able to leave the premises and were unharmed, Amshar said.

The chief executive of the MFA Bowl, Mehdi Afshar, has said that two staff members had been taken hostage, adding that he believes the armed man was an ex-partner of a worker.

The restaurant was put on lockdown. "I panicked a bit, said, "everyone get out", and we just ran hell for leather out of the building".

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Ms Mjeshtri said she was eventually allowed to leave after police moved her vehicle to a safer place.

He tweeted: "Madness up Nuneaton bowling man got 2 hostages & a shotgun just seen him walk a hostage to the door with the shotgun to his head #Chaos".

Media reports cited eyewitnesses as saying that a police helicopter and air ambulance had been seen over the site.

He said he was able to leave the restaurant after he gave officers his auto keys and they brought the vehicle around.

People "shouted and screamed" during the incident in Nuneaton.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service said two people who had been held hostage at a bowling alley in a shopping center in Nuneaton have been released.

Megan Westward told the BBC she was about to leave a children's soft play centre when staff told her to move away from the windows. "I am very relieved".

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