Man arrested after ‘carrying machete’ exterior Tube station in broad daylight | EUROtoday

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A person suspected of wielding a machete in broad daylight was arrested exterior a Tube station.

Footage circulated on social media confirmed the suspect sitting on the ground and handcuffed exterior Clapham North station in south London at round 6.30pm on Easter Sunday.

“Terrified” individuals in a close-by pub witnessed the scene unfold as they watched the Manchester City v Arsenal males’s match.

Bystanders praised the police after a plain-clothed Metropolitan Police officer confiscated the weapon.

A witness who didn’t want to be named instructed MailOnline: “I had been watching the football at the pub and after the game I heard police sirens going off. And then I saw police arresting a bloke.”

They added a lady on the scene questioned why the police have been arresting the person, to which they responded “because he has a knife”.

The witness, who mentioned he had lived in London for practically three years, mentioned it was not an on a regular basis incident but claimed the individuals round him acted as if it was one thing “normal”.

A Met police spokesman mentioned: “At around 6.30pm on Sunday 31 March a male was arrested in Clapham Road, Clapham, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

“A knife was recovered. Nobody was injured.”