A 49-YEAR-old man has been arrested following armed police being in a city street earlier today, (February 10). 

West Mercia Police issued a statement late this evening. 

Police said officers were called at around 9.55am to reports of an assault on Stanley Street, Worcester, before locating the suspect in Lowesmoor.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault, threats to kill, rape and possession of an imitation firearm.

He has not been named by police.

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Detective Inspector Catherine Taylor said: “I understand people may have been concerned regarding the large police presence in Worcester City Centre this morning.

“I would like to offer my reassurance to the community that this was an isolated incident and we do not believe there was any risk to the wider public.

“A man was swiftly contained and arrested in connection with the incident, and he remains in police custody as further enquiries are carried out.”

Dramatic footage shows an officer shouting "Armed police show me your hands" while guns are pointed.

After shouts of "Get on the floor" police move in with a dog.