Armed police detain person at Waterfront after reports of man carrying a knife

Armed police responded to reports of an incident near Wiff Waff at Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: ARCH

Armed police responded to reports of an incident near Wiff Waff at Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Armed police have detained a man after responding to multiple reports of an incident at the Ipswich Waterfront.

Eye-witnesses said that plant pots had been thrown during the incident. Picture: ARCHANT

Eye-witnesses said that plant pots had been thrown during the incident. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Eye witnesses reported seeing many police officers at the scene, near Wiff Waff bar at around 7pm today.

Suffolk police have confirmed that they had received calls regarding a disorderly man who may have been carrying a knife.

It was reported by witnesses that a man had been seen throwing plant pots out of flats above the bar before being detained.

A witness inside the bar said that the door were closed while the incident was dealt with and that bouncers were not letting anybody leave until the person had been detained.

Eye-witnesses said that plant pots had been thrown during the incident. Picture: ARCHANT

Eye-witnesses said that plant pots had been thrown during the incident. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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A spokesperson from Suffolk Constabulary said: "Armed police attended an incident at Ipswich Waterfront this evening. "They have detained a person of interest and there is no threat to the wider public."

Officers found the man they were searching for in the street a short distance away and detained him. He was no carrying a knife and was reportedly under the influence.

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