See moment man is arrested in East Ham for allegedly carrying three large knives on bus
PUBLISHED: 10:53 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:05 06 June 2017
A man has been arrested after reportedly carrying three large knives while travelling on a bus in Barking Road in Newham.
Police identified and monitored the man prior to his arrest in Gladstone Avenue, East Ham, at around 2.35pm yesterday on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons.
He has been taken into custody at an east London police station.
The incident is not being treated as terror related, police say.
A video has been circulating of the incident online in which a passenger captures the moment the man is taken off the bus and arrested by several police.
In it, one officer is seen removing a large packaged knife from several wrapped plastic bags placed inside a rucksack.
A passenger is heard saying: “Oh my days, that’s a massive knife man. What the hell?”
The incident follows a tense couple of days in the capital after the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and in Borough Market on Saturday, June 3.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called shortly after 2pm on Monday, 5 June, to a man reportedly in possession of three large knives who had boarded a bus travelling on Barking Road.
“The man was identified and monitored by police prior to his arrest at around 2.35pm on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons. Three large knives were recovered.
“The man has been taken into custody at an east London police station.”
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