Man arrested in connection to Sheffield High Street incident

Date published: 31 January 2019 11:51
Dated: 31 January 2019 11:48:50

Officers were called to McDonalds on the High Street, Sheffield at 9:26am this morning (Thursday 31 January) following reports of a man with a machete.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a knife or bladed article and possession of drugs. He is currently in custody awaiting interview.

The incident is not believed to be linked to terrorism.

A 47-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital by ambulance.

Officers remain at the scene, however the High Street remains open.

Superintendent Paul McCurry has praised the officers who attended for their bravery.

He said: “The CCTV operatives in Sheffield spotted a man with a machete, as a result they alerted police on the radio and nearby officers were on scene within less than two minutes of the call.

“They quickly detained the offender, placing the safety of the public over their own without hesitation. This is a superb example of the bravery of police officers who every day do amazing work to protect the public.”

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 189 of 31 January 2019.

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