Man with meat cleaver attempts to set fire to 2 UK banks
Emergency services were called to the scene at about 1pm Tuesday afternoon amid reports of a man brandishing a weapon in the city center. A number of stores were evacuated as the unidentified man terrorised the city center.
Videos uploaded to social media show the man waving the weapon around before pouring a liquid, thought to be petrol, on the ground near the entrance to the King Edward Street branch of Santander and setting it alight.
He then moved on to the Barclays bank next door, lighting a fire inside. Both banks are currently closed.
Humberside police said in a statement that the situation was contained quickly and that the man was arrested at Paragon Interchange. The suspect is now in custody and no one was seriously injured, the statement added.
Police say a man went into the Santander in Hull city centre and started a fire in the bank using petrol. He’s been arrested and nobody was hurt. I’ve seen Santander staff visibly distressed. pic.twitter.com/f6BRNJT8Yi— Andy Comfort (@andycomfort) September 11, 2018
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