Armed police called after man threatens paramedics with ‘large knife’

A Derbyshire man has been arrested after allegedly threatening paramedics with a “large knife”.

Police said East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics were called out to Ilkeston yesterday, just after midday, to an unconscious male in a property, in Blackwell Avenue.

They said a 60-year-old male at the property became threatening.

In a tweet, Derbyshire Armed Response Unit wrote: “Yesterday – reports that paramedics from @EMASNHSTrust were being threatened by a male with a large knife.

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“He was subsequently arrested and we recovered these weapons. Staff were unharmed, but shouldn’t have to face this. #NHSheroes.”

A police spokesperson added: “EMAS were called when someone else was unconscious in the house. The crew were threatened so we were called.

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“A 60-year-old man was arrested for public order and criminal damage.

“Other knives were found in the property. He was arrested, questioned and later released under investigation while inquiries continue.”

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News