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Man carrying Samurai sword arrested by armed police in Deighton

He allegedly brandished a Samurai sword and made threats to kill

A 34-year-old man was arrested after allegedly brandishing a Samurai sword in a surburban Huddersfield street.

Armed officers were called to Riddings Road in Deighton yesterday afternoon.

It is understood officers used a Taser to subdue him at around 2.15pm.

It is believed he had been making threats to kill.

Det Insp George Bardell of Kirklees CID, said there appeared to have been some king of neighbourhood dispute prior to the incident.

He said the man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Police incident in Deighton

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