Machete-wielding man arrested on Doncaster street

A man brandishing a machete was arrested on a Doncaster street this evening.

Armed officers were called to Elm Road at Armthorpe shortly before 5.30pm when residents reported a man was carrying the weapon.

Five South Yorkshire Police armed response units, the National Police Air Service helicopter and 'numerous' armed officers were sent to the street following the reports.

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The 32-year-old white man was taken into custody, and a police spokesman said he caused 'no trouble' during the arrest.

The spokesman said officers in the helicopter spotted the man discarding the machete.

The man is a friend of a resident on the street, the spokesman said.

No one was injured in the incident.