BIRMINGHAM city centre was hit by travel chaos this evening with bus passengers, rail travellers and motorists all affected by a series of incidents which have caused major disruption.
Roads around Pershore Street, near the Arcadian centre and the ice rink, were closed as a man threatened to jump from the 10th floor of a multi-storey car park.
The male, thought to be middle-aged, was spotted on the ledge of the car park’s top floor just before 2pm.
Drivers were stopped from leaving the car park and prevented from getting to their vehicles as police negotiators attempt to talk him down.
Pershore Street was closed between Sherlock Street and Ladywell Walk, while nearby Bromsgrove Street was closed between Hurst Street and Pershore Street.
Bus services in the area were also disrupted while police deal with the incident.
Delays are also expected on rail services between Snow Hill and London after a signalling fault near Moor Street.
Services also faced disruption this morning when a bird smashed the windscreen of a train.
Meanwhile, traffic was also re-routed around an incident in Ladywell Walk, after a collision between a lorry and a car.
The female driver of the car was trapped and had to be cut free by fire crews. She suffered suspected spinal injuries and was taken to hospital.