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The pair were taken in by police at an address in Sparkbrook this morning as part of a pre-planned raid.
The 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were held on suspicion of preparation for acts of terrorism, but police said there was no immediate threat to public safety.
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A man has been arrested after two women were hold hostage at a charity in Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.
Officers said the man who had held two women captive at BITA Pathways in Alcester Street, Digbeth was unarmed.
The man's motive is currently unknown and both women are receiving treatment and support following the incident, police said.
A man has been arrested after two women were held hostage at a charity in Digbeth this afternoon.
The man, who is unconnected to the charity, entered the building around 3pm unarmed.
Both women are receiving appropriate support after their ordeal.
ITV News Central's reporter at the scene in Digbeth believes a second hostage has now been released.
She is believed to have left the charity building looking calm.
Police were called to Digbeth at around 15:00 this afternoon to reports a man had locked himself and two others into a building.
One person has been taken out of a charity building where two people were believed to have been held hostage, an onlooker at the scene has told ITV News.
The apparent victim was taken directly to an ambulance covered by a large plastic sheet, David Barnes, a local businessman said.
He posted a picture on Twitter shortly after the release, and said a large number of people were crowded around the vehicle.
West Midlands Police have been called to a charity in Birmingham after reports a man had locked himself and two members of staff in a "private area".
The incident is believed to have taken place at mental health charity BITA Pathways in Alcester Street, Digbeth, with police called at around 3pm.
It is unclear at present whether it is an armed incident.
BITA Pathways describes itself as "offering training and work opportunities for adults with mental health problems".
A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in Birmingham.
The 27 year old was detained on Sunday afternoon after "suspicious items" were found at his home.
Police were searching the property in Naseby Road having already arrested the man on suspicion of going equipped and possession of an offensive weapon.
Homes in the street were temporarily evacuated while experts from the Army, West Midlands Police and the fire service checked the items.
The man was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act concerning the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was found stabbed to death at a flat.
The 59-year-old victim was discovered after an ambulance crew was called to the property in Brewers Square, Birmingham, just after 9.45pm on Friday. He was declared dead at the scene.
West Midlands Police arrested the two men, aged 29 and 30, at the scene on suspicion of murder.