Armed police called to reports of ‘man waving knife and shouting’ near Exmouth town centre

Armed police were called to reports of a man ‘waving a knife and shouting’ outside a property near Exmouth town centre this afternoon (Wednesday, August 19). 

Officers were alerted to an incident in Rolle Road – said to be ‘causing distress to members of the public’ – at around 12.30pm.

The force said a 47-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in public and was taken into custody.

It added that no threats were made and no-one was injured.

The man was reportedly waving the knife, shouting and causing distress to members of the public – Devon & Cornwall Police

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said this afternoon: “Police were called at 12.30pm today, 19 August, following reports of a man in possession of a knife outside a property in Rolle Road, Exmouth.

“The man was reportedly waving the knife, shouting and causing distress to members of the public.

“Local and firearms officers attended. A man was detained without incident.

“No threats were made to others and no-one was injured.

“A 47-year-old man from Exmouth was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in public. He remains in custody.”

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