Knife-wielding captor arrested as Melbourne siege ends

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a siege in a Melbourne restaurant ended this morning with the release of a woman who was being held hostage.

The 27-year-old woman was released about 5:30am (AEST) after being held by the knife-wielding man, who barricaded himself inside the Ludlow Bar and Dining restaurant at Southbank about 10:00pm yesterday.

Police said the man was a disgruntled former employee of the restaurant.
 

The man was wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher and taken to an ambulance for a precautionary assessment at St Vincent's Hospital after being tasered by police when he released the woman.

He had made his way into a store room at the rear of the restaurant armed with a knife earlier on Sunday night, a police spokesman said.

Read more at ABC News

 


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