Man detained for allegedly carrying a knife this afternoon.

From Blackpool Police –

Good evening folks,

Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday, February 23) we received several reports regarding a man threatening people in North Shore, Blackpool.

It was reported a man carrying a knife had demanded money from a number of people in the Knowle Avenue area, close to Warbeck Drive, around 4.45pm.

Officers attended the scene and following a search of the area a man was detained and arrested.

Thankfully no one was injured during the incident.

Sgt Andy Hill, of Blackpool Police, said: “We realise this was a very concerning incident and will have worried many people in the area.

“We can confirm a man has been arrested and is in custody.

“We believe this is an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else at this time.

“If you have any information, or saw what happened and can help our enquiries, please contact police.”

If you can help please call 101 quoting log 0967 of February 23.

A 20-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is in custody.

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