Armed police respond to a machete attack in Bristol, with the road closed off and the public advised to stay away.
A road has been closed and the public has been urged to stay away after armed police responded to an alleged machete attack in Bristol.
Following claims of a machete attack, one man was reportedly held in Bristol when a “weapon was observed.”
On Tuesday afternoon, approximately eight police vehicles were present at the scene on Bell Hill Road in St George.
Officers were dispatched after reports that two men were fighting in the street, with one of them wielding a machete.
The route was closed at 1:30 p.m. to “protect the public’s safety,” according to the police.
The police presence was triggered by “a weapon being observed,” according to Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Officers apprehended one man after the incident, while a second man was discovered in nearby Kensington Road with injuries that did not require paramedic treatment, according to the force.
Officers are now looking for anyone who witnessed the event, has dashcam evidence, or has any information on the disturbance.
“Police have detained a man following an allegation of a dispute between two people in Bell Hill Road, St George, Bristol,” the police statement stated.
“A witness reported two males fighting in the street at 12:17 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10th, and said one of them had struck the other with a machete.
“As a precaution, the route was closed to guarantee the public’s safety.
“Specially-trained armed police officers were involved in the response since a weapon had been observed.
At 1.30 p.m., a guy was arrested on Bell Hill Road, and the road was reopened at 1.38 p.m. A second individual was discovered with an injury that did not necessitate the use of an ambulance in neighboring Kensington Road.
“Enquiries are ongoing, and officers want to hear from anyone who saw the initial encounter or has dashcam or other material that could aid their investigation.
“If you have any information, call 101 and reference 5221182833.”