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Train services into Birmingham have been delayed by what emergency services describe as an "incident".
West Midlands Police officers are attending the incident, believed to be taking place at the junction of Lawley Middleway and Landor Street.
A 400m security cordon includes part of the railway line, a Network Rail spokesman said.
A man has been found in a car in Birmingham city centre with "canisters" surrounding his body and his hands bound, police said.
A Delta Airlines passenger jet en route to Tel Aviv from New York had to make an emergency stop when an Israeli man attempts to hijack the plane.
About an hour after the plane took off from New York City, the Israeli man tried to storm the cockpit of the Boeing 767, which was carrying more than 200 passengers.
Several passengers and crewmembers took the man down and held him until the plane made an emergency landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The planes passengers were interviewed by authorities and the plane’s luggage was checked.
Boston Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations said a search of the plane did not reveal anything suspicious.
The Aviation Herald reported that Logan officials said it appeared the situation was not “terrorist-related” and that the man likely suffered an “anxiety attack”.
West Midlands Police said the man was spotted by a passing lorry driver on a road in an industrial area of Birmingham at about 10.20 this morning.
and a no-fly zone put in place.
Originally posted by ROBL240
One thing for sure, I sure as hell hope its not a "dirty bomb."
Chief Superintendent Coughlan said: 'Inside the vehicle his hands seem to be bound and his body seems to be surrounded by what is being referred to at the moment as a number of canisters.'
Chief Supt Coughlan addded: 'The man appears to be bound and is surrounded by gas canisters.
'We are unsure whether this man is conscious or unconscious.'
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Mr Khan said: "He said he saw foam coming out of the man's mouth and said he was unconscious.
Chief Superintendent Tom Coughlan said it was unclear whether the man was there of his own accord or if he was a victim of a crime.
'At this stage it is unclear as to the motive for this matter and so it is impossible to say whether the man is there under this own volition or whether he has been placed in this situation under duress.