Crunch time! The policewoman takes a huge pack of Walkers' chips to help with the siege of the Halifax Bank while the negotiator tries to persuade a man on a "mobility scooter who has doused the floor with gasoline".
- The police were called at 2:10 p.m. to report that a man had poured gasoline into a bank
- Buildings nearby have been evacuated and people are asked to avoid the area
- A negotiator is on site and there are no longer any employees in the bank
A female police officer was seen bringing a huge pack of Walkers chips towards an ongoing siege of the bank after a man on a mobility scooter entered the building and "doused the floor with gasoline".
After the incident on Church Street, Blackpool, police negotiators tried to lure the man out of the Halifax Bank.
The officers were called at 2:10 pm to report that a man on a motility scooter walked into the bank and "poured gasoline on it."
Buildings nearby have been evacuated and people are asked to avoid the area.
Lancashire police said there are currently no staff in the bank building but the man is still there.
Police and other emergency services respond to an ongoing incident at Halifax Bank on Church Street in Blackpool
A spokesman said: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at Halifax Bank on Church Street in Blackpool.
“We were called this afternoon (Monday, September 28) at around 2:10 p.m. to hear the report that a man on a motility scooter had walked into the bank and poured gasoline into it.
“There are currently no employees in the bank building, but the man is still there. A negotiator is on site.
"Buildings nearby have been evacuated and people are asked to avoid the area."
A witness told LancsLive that there were armed police on site but no guns were drawn.
The officers were called at 2:10 pm to report that a man on a motility scooter stepped into the bank and "poured gasoline into it."
There has been a lot of coverage on social media that the Halifax bank manager is currently in a hostage situation.
LancsLive has spoken to the police and confirmed that this is not the case.
There is no hostage situation and all employees are out of the building.
The man involved in the incident remains in the bank. The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 2:13 pm to assist the police in an incident at Halifax Bank on Church Street in Blackpool. We have sent two fire trucks from Blackpool and another from Bispham, and firefighters are on standby to assist the police. & # 39;
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