Tottenham Court Road seige arrest by police

15:24 27 April 2012

Police have made an arrest in the Tottenham Court Road siege.

No more hostages were on the premises, a Scotland Yard spokesman was reporting as saying.

It is not known how the suspect arrived at the scene, whether by vehicle or on foot.

Scotland Yard were unable to go into details of whether witnesses had seen him walk to the building or whether they were looking for a vehicle possibly connected to him.

Actress Frances Barber, 53, was among those who were affected by the incident, ordered to stay within a building as events unfolded.

Barber, who appeared in the last series of Doctor Who, kept her followers updated on her Twitter feed.

“F*** a duck am in middle of hostage sitch in Tott Ct Road. Can’t get out. We are all hostage inside,” she wrote.

She pointed out she was not detained in the office in question but in a building nearby and police would not let her leave.

“Police won’t let us out. Tott Ct Rd deserted. All shops, cafes, etc evacuated. Police everywhere. We are not allowed out.”

Barber later added that she and others had been allowed out and were being “herded” north towards Camden.

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