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Security guards tackled and held on to a suspected bank robber in the city centre1 this afternoon. Crowds gathered to watch the drama at the Cooperative Bank in Parker Street shortly before 5pm. The ECHO was told a man ran into the bank, jumped on the counter and demanded cash from the staff.
But security guards from nearby shops saw what was happened and raced to help. Peter Moorhouse, a security guard at Footlocker described how he saw the man run in to the bank from Church Street. He told ECHO: I radioed through to a colleague and we ran into the bank .
He jumped down off the counter and that s when we tackled him and pinned him down.
We radioed through for assistance and another two colleagues came to help us . We just held him there until police arrived.
Tape at the entrance of the Cooperative Bank
Mr Moorhouse added that they didn t know whether the man was armed – but that a large rock fell out of his hand when he was on the floor. A witness outside the bank, who did not want to be named, said that community police officers arrived at the scene while he was being kept inside.
He added: When I got here there was a massive crowd outside and the security guards had him on the floor.
The bank staff had shut the doors but people were standing about watching.
When the police arrived they walked him up to the top of the road, I don t know how he thought he was getting away with that one.
He didn t have his face covered or anything and there was about 60 people standing outside so he would have been seen.
Police have arrested a man after an attempted robbery at the Co-operative bank on Parker Street in the city centre
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police2 said: Merseyside Police can confirm that, at 4:40 this evening, 11 July, officers were called to an attempted armed robbery at the Co-op bank on Parker Street in Liverpool City Centre.
A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police enquiries are continuing and images from CCTV will be examined.
Anyone who has any information on this can either phone the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously and free, 0800 555 111.
Rapper TI and wife Tiny guarded by assault rifle-wielding security at Detroit nightclub.. .
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Rapper T.I . and his wife Tiny were guarded by assault rifle-wielding, bulletproof vest-wearing security at a club appearance in Detroit on July 4. According to TMZ3, Michigan is an open carry state so there was no problem with the security team flashing their heavy duty artillery in public. The couple were in town for singer Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris’s performance as part of group Xscape’s reunion concert – which came shortly before claims that the pair indulged in a threesome with Blac Chyna.
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Security detail: A guard carrying an assault rifle guarded rapper T.I . and wife, singer Tony, at a Detroit nightclub on July 4
The shocking photos show the couple surrounded by guards clad all in black as they fulfilled at a promotional appearance at Touch Lounge The shocking photos show the couple surrounded by guards clad all in black as they fulfilled at a promotional appearance at Touch Lounge. T.I. – real name Clifford Harris – and the couple’s three children joined Tiny for the event.
The pair, who have a combined seven children between them, star on VH1’s reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. Locked and loaded: According to TMZ , that first ran the pictures, Michigan is an open carry state so there was no problem with security flashing their heavy duty artillery in public
Big night: The couple were in town for singer Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris’s performance as part of group Xscape’s reunion concert
Back together: T.I . surprised his wife by showing up in Detroit as the couple seek to fix their marriage after separating
Protected: Tiny was photographed chatting with a fan as a camo and ammo vest-wearing burly guard stood close by The pics of T.I . and Tiny hanging with their entourage at the Detroit club were taken before Rob Kardashian claimed on social media that his baby mama Blac Chyna had engaged in a threesome with the couple. The only son of Kris Jenner alleged the rapper paid his former stripper ex to have sex with him and Tiny as he ranted on social media about Chyna cheating on him with other men. Kardashian told T.I .
on Twitter: ‘Chyna told me everything about your threesomes with you and her and Tiny . U got no moves bro ;;; Correction ::: TI paid Chyna to have sex with Tiny and him.’ T.I .
and Tiny have not responded publicly to respond to the reality star’s claims.
Gossip fodder: The photos were taken before Rob Kardahsian claimed on social media that his baby mama Blac Chyna had engaged in a threesome with the couple Wife and mother: Xscape singer Tony shares three children with T.I, whom she wed in 2010
Caught up in social media scandal: Kris Jenner’s only son claimed in a Twitter rant that T.I . had paid former stripper Chyna to have sex with himself and his wife
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A martial arts instructor from North Wales was among hundreds of passengers forced to leave Manchester Airport when a suspicious package sparked a security alert. Chris Pritchard, from Caernarfon, arrived at Terminal 3 at 9:30am today to check in for his flight to Heathrow, but a routine hold baggage screening then identified a bag which appeared to contain a suspicious item. Passengers were then asked to wait outside as a precaution , but weren t given any more information about what was happening, said Mr Pritchard.
They just kept moving us further and further away from the airport, he said.
Manchester Airport was evacuated after a suspicious package was spotted (Photo: Chris Pritchard)
First we were moved outside, then across the road, then we were asked to wait in the car park.
We weren t given any information .
We were just told they were evacuating us as a precaution.
It wasn t until the police, fire service, amulance, bomb squad and armed police arrived that I realised it was serious.
I asked a member of staff and he just said the situation was a lot worse than they first thought, but he couldn t tell me anything more than that.
The 37-year-old, who runs Pritchard s Martial Arts Academy in Caernarfon, was due to catch a connecting flight from Heathrow at 4:40pm to Las Vegas, where he s due to attend the
Martial Arts Supershow. After realising that the disruption could mean missing his flight to the US, Mr Pritchard decided to drive himself to Heathrow. This isn t the first time Mr Pritchard has encountered difficulty while travelling between the UK and USA: in January last year, he was caught up in the third worst snowstorm in New York s history while attending a Professional Martial Arts College function in New Jersey.
I travel to the USA maybe five or six times a year and, when something like this happens, I m just glad to be safe, he said.
But some people were actually getting really annoyed at the situation.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: All passengers were safely evacuated from the terminal while further investigations took place.
Officers determined the bag posed no threat.
We apologise to all passengers affected by this incident.
The safety and security of our customers and employees will always be our number one priority.