A local man has been charged in relation to holding a staff member hostage at a Natwest bank in Northfield on Friday (17 March).
Police were called just before 11.45am to reports that a man was holding a female member of staff of the Bristol Road South Natwest branch hostage in an interview room.
The man from Northfield is accused of false imprisonment and possession of an imitation firearm. The 60 year-old is also charged with possession of a knife and arson with intent to endanger life.
The offender remains in custody and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (20th Monday).
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