BREAKING NEWS: Samurai sword-wielding man reported in Northampton

The police helicopter was scrambled and people have been advised to remain vigilant in Duston after reports of a man carrying a samurai sword.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:36 pm
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Northamptonshire Police told the Chronicle & Echo it had received a 999 call this morning about a person carrying a large bladed weapon in Millway south.

A force spokeswoman said: “We attended with officers and helicopters. We searched the area and could not find any man meeting that description.

“If anyone does see anything suspicious then they should call us immediately.”

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Schools in the area were warned about the incident, but remain open as usual.

Headteacher of nearby Millway Primary School, Andrew Debenham, said: “We were notified of a potential security issue within the Duston area.

“Senior staff monitored the school premises until we were advised the situation had been resolved.”

One concerned parent posted on social media: “There were police everywhere and one came into the school. It was so scary and I was so worried.”