Man detained after knife incident at Hengrove Way petrol station

Police continue investigations

Officers were called to a Morrisons petrol station in Hengrove Way this morning (Thursday 9 September) after reports of a man entering the shop armed with a knife.

After two hours of negotiations with armed officers present, the man in his fifties was detained. He is currently at a police custody unit, having been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and will be assessed by health professionals.

Staff members were uninjured within a safe room and in contact with officers.

The 999 call came in at 7.36am on Thursday 9 September and officers attended by 7.41am, when the road was closed as a precaution.

A man in his twenties had left the scene and made his way to hospital with knife wounds. He is being treated for injuries which are not currently believed to be life-threatening.

People in the area may have heard a number of bangs which came from police distraction devices being deployed and a baton round that was discharged.

A police spokesman said: “These were minimal force options and presented the least risk to the public, the suspect and officers in bringing the situation to a safe conclusion.” 

Police are continuing their investigations at the scene and neighbourhood officers are patrolling the area to reassure the community.

If you saw the incident or have any other information which could help please call 101 quoting reference 5221208981.

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