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.
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.