A 91 year-old man is in hospital after being "badly beaten" during a burglary in Leamington, Warwickshire.
The man was found by his relatives at his home on Gordon Street which had been ransacked.
He is receiving treatment for his injuries at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
A 38-year-old man arrested by police in the early hours of Monday for an unrelated offence is currently being interviewed in relation to the incident, Warwickshire Police said.
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He demanded the money after placing a carrier bag containing what appeared to be a heavy object on the counter.
Closures will be in place on the Aston Expressway, Park Circus and Salford Circus. There will be some full weekend closures and diversions.
West Midlands Police have said specially trained police negotiators are speaking with the woman to try and talk her down to safety.