Knifeman threatens passersby

Police have made an arrest after a man threatened members of the public with knives in Leeds.

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Man arrested in Leeds following knife incident

A man has been arrested following an incident in a supermarket in Leeds, police have said.

Police were called to Harehills Lane in Leeds this afternoon to reports of a man demonstrating threatening behaviour with knives in the street.

The incident happened at Harehills Lane in Leeds. Credit: ITV News

Officers attended and pursued the man, who is 32 and from the local area, into a supermarket where was contained by Police who negotiated with him.

The man came out of the store at around 6pm without incident following negotiations and is now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of affray.

No-one was injured during the incident except for a male member of the public who suffered a small cut to his finger upon coming into contact with the man.

Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident this evening by North East Leeds Police.

Police cordon off area around knifeman in Leeds

Police have cordoned off part of Harehills Lane in Leeds after a man threatened members of the public in Leeds.

They are now locked in negotiations with a 32-year-old man in a supermarket.

Police vehicles inside the cordon on Harehills Lane in Leeds Credit: ITV News
The supermarket where it is believed negotiations with the knifeman are under way Credit: ITV News
An ambulance has mounted the curb outside the supermarket Credit: ITV News

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Man threatens public with knives in Leeds

Police are negotiating with a man in Leeds after he threatened people in the street with knives.

Officers attended and pursued the man, who is 32 and from the local area, into a supermarket where was contained by Police who are negotiating with him

No-one has been injured during the incident except for a male member of the public who suffered a small cut to his finger upon coming into contact with man before he entered the supermarket.

The incident remains ongoing as officers continue to negotiating with the man, and Harehills Lane is closed to traffic.

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