Man Arrested for Taking Hostages

The hostage standoff in central London ended Friday afternoon after Scotland Yard made an arrest, but no further details about the arrest have been released. Tottenham Court Road was shut down after a man seen with six canisters of gas strapped to his chest threatened to blow up the offices of Advantage HGV, a truck-driving school, and took four people hostage. The neighboring buildings were evacuated and witnesses said the man was throwing objects such as computers and paper from the fifth floor of the building. Scotland Yard said the man has “mental health problems.”