Sword incident outside Telford School
Police were called to Brunel Road in Malinslee around 3pm this afternoon following reports a teenager was in possession of a samurai sword in the street.
It’s believed the sword was in a sheath but was visible to members of the public.
As a precaution armed officers attended and a 16 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. He is currently in police custody.
No-one was injured and it’s not thought there was a threat to the wider public.
A nearby school was asked to keep pupils inside for a short time to allow police to deal with the incident.
Officers will remain in the area to offer reassurance.
Local Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Arnold said: “Officers quickly attended and arrested a 16 year old boy who is now in police custody and our enquiries will continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
“No-one was injured and we do not believe there was a threat to the wider public. Officers will remain in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.”
Anyone with information that may help police with their enquiries can ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 374s 210618 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.