The moment armed police arrest ‘homeless man’ on Fargate in Sheffield city centre

This is the moment armed police arrested a homeless man on Fargate in Sheffield city centre this morning.

Armed officers were deployed to the shopping area at around 8.15am following reports of a man in possession of a firearm, possibly a BB gun’.

Footage from the scene, captured by a passer-by, shows four armed police talking to the man outside Boots before leading him away.

The man had a sleeping bag slumped over his shoulders and eye-witnesses describing him as ‘homeless’.

Police in Sheffield - credit: Andy J Nurse

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that he was carrying a BB gun which was seized before arresting him for ‘a number of offences’.