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BREAKING NEWS: Thousand workers evacuated amid central London bomb threat after ‘man wearing gas canister storms offices and takes hostages’

Daily Mail [1]
April 27, 2012

Armed police have evacuated at least 1,000 workers in central London after a suspected bomber stormed an office building and took hostages.

The man, who identified himself as Michael Green, strapped gas canisters to his back before entering the office of an HGV firm on Tottenham Court Road, according to witnesses.

He is understood to have taken four hostages inside Shropshire House, amid claims he had failed a HGV training course and wanted his money back.

Officers, including explosives experts and police negotiators, sealed off the block as the man begun hurling objects including computers and filing cabinets from a fifth floor window and threatened to blow himself up.

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