Police swoop on Paddington station as 'armed man tries to attack police officer'

A video taken at the scene shows officers restraining a man on the ground. 

The topless man is shown being pinned by three officers in the middle of a busy road. 

A crowd of people watch on as the man before the struggling man is led away by police. 

A video taken earlier shows the man taunting an officer, grabbing a passer-by’s suitcase and running about the London Street exit. 

The Twitter user who posted the video of the man being detained wrote: “Just witnessed a Man trying to attack an officer at Paddington Station.”

Another Twitter user said: “The police had the situation under control very quickly.”

The British Transport Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of public disorder and for possesssion of an offensive weapon. 

They said: “Officers were called to Paddington rail station following reports of a man acting suspiciously. 

“The call came into police at 12.33pm today.

“Officers attended the scene and one man has been arrested on suspicion of public order and for possession an offensive weapon. 

“The man has been taken to a place of safety. 

“The incident is not being treated as terror related.”

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