Knifeman is arrested outside Westminster Cathedral carrying large Rambo-style hunting blade
- Police spotted a man acting suspiciously outside Westminster Cathedral today
- During a stop and search officers found a large ‘Rambo-style’ commando knife
- Police were patrolling the area which is renowned for anti-social behaviour
- The suspect has been taken to a central London police station for questioning
The Metropolitan police have arrested a man carrying a large ‘Rambo-style’ commando knife outside Westminster Cathedral.
The suspect was stopped and searched after officers from Operation Bobcat thought he was acting suspiciously.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘At approximately 11.45am on Thursday August 31, officers on routine patrol in the Victoria Street area of Westminster attempted to speak with a man who was seen acting suspiciously in an area known for anti-social behaviour.
‘The man was found in possession of a large knife. He was arrested and taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.
Scotland Yard confirmed the incident is not terrorist related.
Operation Bobcat operate in plain clothes tackling knife crime and robbery in the heart of Westminster.