Vibrant Knifeman arrested after holding pregnant woman hostage inside a refugee centre in Hamburg

A knifeman barricaded himself in a room with a pregnant woman at a refugee centre in Hamburg before being dramatically arrested, it has emerged.

Armed police were called amid reports a man with a weapon had stormed into the facility in Hammerbrook area of the German city this morning.

He is understood to have been holding a pregnant woman – believed to be his partner – hostage at the centre and was holed-up in a room.