Police congratulated the brave members of the public who arrested a gunman with a knife in Penzance tonight.

The officers were called after concerns about the well-being of an armed man in the Landsdowne Road area.

Passersby attacked the man and laid him to the ground before the arrival of the police.

Students and parents who attended a club after school at Alverton Elementary School were asked not to leave until the incident had been resolved.

A staff member at Buzz's Fish and Chip Shop said: "This happened outside the store.

"There was a man on a motorcycle and another was following him with a knife.

"A group of people got involved and nailed it to the ground.

"People came together to help, they were ordinary members of the public, I do not know their names, but they are local, we see them here."

The Force Incident Officer (FIM) in Devon and the Cornwall Police said that police officers were called in response to concerns over the welfare of a man seen with a knife around 5:10 pm.

He congratulated members of the public who spoke, adding that no one was injured.

He said, "Members of the public have helped the police stop them, the police would like to thank these members of the public and reassure local residents that there is no more threat."

He added that a 24-year-old man had been arrested and suspected of being in possession of an offensive weapon and had been arrested.

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