'Hostage situation' in Birmingham as police initiate rescue mission in bid to save victim

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'Hostage situation' in Birmingham as police initiate rescue mission in bid to save victim

The man gave himself up voluntarily just before 10.30am, West Midlands Police said. He has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment.

The incident at the flat on Tarrant Grove started on Friday night.

The road was sealed off and police negotiators were at the scene.

There was a heavy police presence and a number of ambulances attended.

At 11.09am, Birmingham Police tweeted: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after holding a woman hostage overnight in Tarrant Grove #Birmingham.

“The man gave himself up voluntarily just before 10.30am this morning.”

In an earlier tweet, Birmingham Police said: “Officers are currently outside a property in Tarrant Grove, #Birmingham where a man has been holding a woman hostage since yesterday evening.

“The road is cordoned off and police negotiators are at the scene to help bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”

A local resident told Birmingham Live: “The police have done their best.

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