Of­fi­cers ar­rest man with knife

Western Mail - - NEWS -

THE ar­rest of a sus­pect near Birm­ing­ham’s New Street sta­tion af­ter a man was seen with a knife is be­ing treated as a drug-re­lated in­ci­dent.

Video posted on­line showed city cen­tre shop­pers look­ing on as a male was taken into cus­tody near tram­lines at the junc­tion of New Street and Cor­po­ra­tion Street.

The footage also showed Tasers be­ing pointed at the man, who was or­dered to put down a weapon.

A spokes­woman for Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice said the man was de­tained out­side an HSBC bank at about 1.15pm on Fri­day.

The spokes­woman said: “Tasers were drawn but were not used on the man.

“The in­ci­dent is be­lieved to be drug-re­lated.”

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