Man arrested after armed police and helicopter response to Fishponds knife incident

June 25 2019
Man arrested after armed police and helicopter response to Fishponds knife incident

A MAN is under arrest today after a reports of a knifeman on a Fishponds estate brought an armed police response.

Avon and Somerset police were called out shortly after 3.45pm yesterday after receiving reports that a man with a “large knife” was chasing another man in Delabere Avenue, Oldbury Court, above.

The police helicopter was also deployed to support officers on the ground and could be seen hovering above the area for more than half an hour.

A police spokesperson said a man had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article and remained in police custody today.

The spokesperson added that no-one had been injured in the incident and an investigation was now underway.

She said: “We were called to reports of a man being chased by someone in possession of a large knife. We deployed armed officers in response.

The police helicopter supported officers on the ground as they dealt with this incident.”

Anyone with information which could help the police should call 101.