Police in Birmingham have arrested a suspected knifeman in a security operation in this afternoon.
Footage of the dramatic incident showed officers removing what appeared to be a knife from the man’s body as he was sprawled on the ground.
The incident came just hours after a terror attack on London Underground, where more than 20 people were injured in an explosion at Parsons Green station.
Footage of the incident was posted on Twitter by Darryl Godden.
Incident Birmingham New Street pic.twitter.com/vtWwXpBZkP
— Darryl Godden (@DarrylGodden) September 15, 2017
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The incident in Birmingham happened in New Street, close to the city’s New Street railway station.
Officers appeared to point a Taser at the man who was seen to lay on the ground motionless, which happened at around 2pm.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “A man has been arrested outside HSBC bank near Birmingham New Street station at 13.15 today.
“Officers were initially responding to a call regarding a concern for welfare outside the station, when a man was seen with a knife, he was subsequently arrested on possession of bladed article and has been taken to hospital. The incident is believed to be drug related.”