Byker Metro station is closed as we deal with an ongoing situation on Clifford Street. Some roads are also closed. It's an isolated incident pic.twitter.com/UluaZgtuPE— Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) June 9, 2017
Police officers arrived at the scene to negotiate with a man with a knife took several members of staff of the Job Centre Plus in Newcastle as hostages.
Roads have been closed around the area as a precaution.
The public was advised to avoid the area.
So in the way to work this morning turns out someone was being held hostage at the job centre in byker pic.twitter.com/NscRZ5WCU6— NELSONDANQUAH 🇬🇭 (@_nelsonakotei) June 9, 2017
Students reportedly evacuated from the nearby.
Metro station nearby was closed.
Thank you for your patience as we deal with the incident. Nobody is believed to be injured and we're currently speaking to the man involved.— Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) June 9, 2017
Soon after the incident was reported, all the hostages were released.