Video: Youth arrested after knife drama

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Video has emerged showing the dramatic scenes when a youth was arrested inn the Kilwilke area on Friday.

The video taken by an eyewitness shows the youth running across the road just inches in front of a police car before he is apprehended and brought to the ground.

A youth is arrested in Kilwilke by specially trained police following reports of a man carrying a knife in the area.

A youth is arrested in Kilwilke by specially trained police following reports of a man carrying a knife in the area.

The incidents was sparked around 2pm on Friday following an incident in William Street when a man is reported to have been seen carrying a knife.

Given the nature of the incident specially trained armed response officers were called in, both for public safety and the safety of the suspect.

According to Kilwilke residents police staged a manhunt in the area before the arrest.