Knifeman sprayed by police in street arrest

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Police in Lynn have arrested a man this evening following an incident on Gayton Road.

Officers received a report at 5.10pm that a male was walking along the road holding knife.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene, but the suspect was quickly detained by unarmed officers outside The Wildfowler pub before they arrived. Officers used personal safety equipment and Pava spray (similar to the effects of CS gas) in detaining the male.

A man, aged 31, was arrested and remains in police custody.

Norfolk police said that no members of the public or officers received any injuries in the incident.

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