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Armed police hunt down man wielding Samurai sword on Gloucester street

Armed police have arrested a man following reports of someone wielding a Samurai sword in Gloucester.

Police were alerted to reports of a man wielding a Samurai sword on Tuesday 19 March. Credit: PA Images

Emergency services were alerted at around 2.15pm on Tuesday 19 March after a man was seen carrying the blade near the Tredworth High Street area of the city.

He was eventually arrested near Victory Road.

A spokesperson from Gloucestershire Police said:

We were called to concerns for a man believed to be carrying a Samurai sword in the Tredworth area. Armed officers responded and a 23 year old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

– Gloucestershire Police spokesperson

Nobody was harmed and police have recovered the sword.