Armed officers flooded a busy street this afternoon after a man with a large sword was discovered.

The armed police visited Rectory Road at 2:35 pm this afternoon after receiving reports of concerns about the well-being of a man.

A police spokesman said, "We were called on Saturday, November 10, at 2:35 pm for concern about the well-being of a man on Rectory Road in Pitsea.

"According to reports, a man had a sword and threatened.

"Officers participated and one man was arrested."

A cordon was placed around the pharmacy while the officials were investigating.



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