Dramatic footage has captured the moment armed police surrounded a car at a Salendine Nook petrol station.

A live video feed filmed armed officers, some of them masked, at the BP filling station in New Hey Road last night.

The drama unfolded at around 8.30pm, and it is believed a man and a woman were arrested after police surrounded what is thought to have been a taxi.

Periscope user John McNamara (@TerrierBlog) broadcast the drama live from his car, parked nearby.

In the video, he describes seeing police lead a man and a woman to a police van.

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He told the Examiner: "Two riot vans, a standard police car and an undercover police car pulled up at the BP petrol station in Salendine Nook.

“The undercover police car had blocked a taxi in the forecourt. There were two police officers in plain clothes, covering their faces with bandanas, they both had guns strapped to their legs too.

“They were apprehending a bald man, middle aged, who appeared to be the taxi driver. He was led off into the back of a police van, shortly followed by a woman who was in the back.

“The riot vans left, an ambulance arrived and they appeared to be treating someone in the passenger side of the taxi. One also went into the petrol station itself.

“We watched for about fifteen to twenty minutes, and as we were leaving another police car arrived with sirens on.”

West Yorkshire Police are yet to comment on the incident.