Man with knife arrested in Sheffield city centre as onlooker shouts 'leave him alone' was wanted for kidnap and domestic violence
A man with a knife arrested in Sheffield city centre while an onlooker shouted ‘leave him alone’ was also wanted for kidnap and domestic violence.
The 26-year-old was detained after suspicions were were raised that he may have been armed after he was spotted on a CCTV camera.
Once apprehended, checks revealed that he was wanted for questioning over a kidnap offence and domestic violence.
South Yorkshire Police said a member of the public shouted at officers as they made their arrest.
The force said: “After being alerted by city centre CCTV of a suspicious male possibly in possession of a knife a 26-year-old male was detained after a short foot chase.
“Turns out he was also wanted on suspicion of kidnap and domestic assault.
“It was interesting how when we detained the male with a knife, who was also wanted for a very serious offence, someone shouted ‘leave him alone’. We’ll leave that comment there.”