Armed police involved in arrest of man in Sheffield city centre hotel over fears he had a knife
Armed police were involved in the arrest of a man at a hotel in Sheffield city centre over fears that he was carrying a knife.
South Yorkshire Police said officers were deployed at around 4.45pm on Thursday, June 13, following reports of a man carrying a blade in the city centre.
The force said there was a ‘short pursuit’ and a 48-year-old man was arrested at Mercure St Paul’s Hotel.
In a statement, the force said: “He was found not to be in possession of a weapon, but checks revealed he was wanted by Sheffield Crown Court for failing to appear to a separate charge.
“He has been remanded into custody.”