Teenager arrested after threatening public with machete in Wandsworth

A teenager has been arrested after threatening people with a machete.

Police were called to Garratt Lane in Earlsfield at around 4.40pm yesterday to reports of a 19-year-old man threatening people with a machete.

Officers from Violence Suppression Unit and emergency response arrived at the scene where the man ran away from them.

As officers chased him he was seen to throw away the weapon. Shortly after he was detained and arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply a class B drug and affray.

Around £4,000 in cash, cannabis and the machete were also seized.

The man remains in police custody. A female was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.

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