Manchester Police taser man 'carrying knife and crossbow' in city centre

Manchester Police taser man allegedly carrying knife and crossbow in city centre

Images on social media show the man's arrest (Credit: Twitter @Mr_Dave_Haslam)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A man has been apprehended in Manchester after reportedly walking through the city centre with a knife and a crossbow. 

Greater Manchester Police are understood to have tasered the individual near to Great Ancoats Street on Thursday afternoon. 

Images on social media, which appear to have been filmed in the city's fashionable Northern Quarter, appear to show a gathering of police officers near to a bus stop.

A spokesman for the police said the force had received the reports of a man carrying a crossbow in the city centre around 2:40pm. 

The statement also confirmed he had been detained. 

Great Ancoats Street remains cordoned off to the public as the police continue their work.