Dramatic moment police arrest suspected knife attacker in Birmingham city centre

David Harding
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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.


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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.”