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.
“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.”