http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1162083,00.html GUNMAN ON THE LOOSE An armed man is on the loose in Birmingham, police have warned. The 21-year-old man is thought to be absent without leave from a military base in London and police believe he is carrying "at least one firearm". The unnamed suspect, who is said to be a member of the Irish Guards, is thought to be in the Northfield area of the city. Police have sealed off an area of the city and, according to reports, a road has been closed. A West Midlands Police spokesman said a news conference would be held this morning in Birmingham in relation to the disappearance of a man who is thought to be armed. A force spokesman said: "The man has gone missing and is believed to be in possession of a firearm. "Police are concerned for his welfare and further details will be released at the press conference".