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Armed man arrested in Colchester
10:03am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
AN ARMED man has been arrested after allegedly charging at police with a knife and a machete in the street.
Police were called to Plume Avenue, Colchester, at about 7.30pm last night.
A man was standing outside a property in Prettygate threatening self harm when officers arrived and tried to calm him down but instead were forced to use CS spray.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "After approximately five minutes the man came towards officers and was arrested after CS spray was deployed.
"He was taken to Colchester police station where he is due to be interviewed by officers later today."
A 42-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, harassment and possession of an offensive weapon."