Man arrested following knife incident in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police has arrested a man on suspicion of various offences following an incident in Birkenhead this afternoon, Thursday 8 April.

At around 5.15pm, calls were received of a man on Cleveland Street, reportedly in possession of a knife and making threats towards members of the public.

Armed police were deployed and detained a man nearby. A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray; threats to kill; and possession of a bladed article. He has been taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.

Nobody was injured and if you witnessed this incident or have any CCTV, dashcam or other footage please contact police via @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 662.

Merseyside Police have warned that posting images and footage or commenting on these on social media channels may jeopardise the investigation.

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