A man holding a woman at an Italian restaurant as a hostage with a knife near Leicester Square in Central London was detained in a brief operation on Wednesday evening. The Metropolitan Police has stated that the incident was not terrorist related.
"Police called 20:50 on 24 Feb to man holding a woman against her will at restaurant in Irving Street. Not terrorist related," the Met Police said in a statement on twitter.
Leicester Square has been cordoned off as police engaged with the man and resolved the situation.
In a brief operation, police raided the restaurant and detained the man.
"The incident at a restaurant in Irving Street has now been resolved and a man has been detained by police. No reported injuries," police stated from its twitter account.