Officers were called to a petrol station in Hengrove, Bristol, this morning, Thursday 9 September, after a report of a man armed with a knife at the location. After two hours of negotiations, officers safely detained a man.
People in the area may have heard a number of bangs that came from police distraction devices being deployed and a baton round that was discharged. 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.
Members of staff on-site were uninjured having remained in a safe room and in contact with officers.
A man in his 50s is currently at a police custody unit having been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and will be assessed by health professionals.
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.
One person had left the scene and made their way to the hospital with knife wounds. He is a man in his 20s who is being treated for injuries are not currently believed to be life-threatening.
If you saw the incident or have any other information which could help please call 101 quoting reference 5221208981.