Armed police swoop on street after man spotted 'carrying sword' in Bamber Bridge

A man who was seen "carrying a sword" was arrested after a police dog caught him in Bamber Bridge.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 7:27 pm

Residents in School Street reported the incident to police at around 1.30pm today (March 18).

Armed officers rushed to the scene and after a "short search" a man was detained by PD Billie from the Lancashire Police Dog Unit.

We were called at about 1.30pm to a report of a domestic disturbance in the School Street area," a spokesman for the force said.

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A man was seen making off from an address in possession of what is believed to be a sword in School Street. (Credit: Google)

"A man was seen making off from an address in possession of what is believed to be a sword and after a short search he was detained by PD Billie.

"Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding while we dealt with this fast-moving incident."

If you know someone who is carrying a knife don't keep silent. Report it.

Call police on 101 or report knife crime anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers who can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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