Cyclist seen ‘brandishing’ samurai sword in Yarmouth Road area of Ipswich

A photograph of a recovered Samurai Sword after an incident in Ipswich on August 30, 2016. Pic: Ali

A photograph of a recovered Samurai Sword after an incident in Ipswich on August 30, 2016. Pic: Ali Livingstone / Suffolk Constabulary. - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested and a samurai sword has been recovered after an incident in Ipswich this morning.

Police received reports from members of the public that a cyclist was seen “brandishing” a samurai sword in the Riverside Road and Yarmouth Road areas at around 9.15am.

Officers attended and detained a man in London Road at 9.25am.

Members of the public were not approached or threatened during the incident, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

Sergeant Ali Livingstone, of Suffolk Constabulary, posted on Twitter two photographs of the recovered samurai sword.

He wrote: “Man cycling round Ipswich waving this at members of public. Located, challenged with Taser & compliantly arrested.”

A 32-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in connection with the incident.

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He has been taken the Martlesham Police Information Centre for questioning.