Moment police arrest man with packages strapped to his body in Derby city centre

Video shows the moment armed police swooped on a man with something strapped to him and closed down part of a Derby city centre in the UK.

In the video, filmed on Tuesday morning (January 14), a man dressed all in black is kneeling against the side of the Post Office in Derby town centre with his arms raised in front of him with a police car nearby.

"My god he's got bombs on him, man!" the panicked filmer can be heard saying in the video.

At least five police officers are then seen surrounding the man, with one of them pointing what appears to be a Taser stun gun at the man.

“He had a bomb attached to his chest, I’m not 100 percent sure it was real but it certainly got treated and looked real, I’m fine now but being near a terrorist attack, I was shocked,” the filmer told Newsflare.

A still image used in the local media shows a man strapped in a thick black vest with packages apparently attached and sat in Babington Lane Post Office.

Despite the man appearing to be wearing a bomb jacket, police later said that was no danger to the public.

Derbyshire Constabulary said: "Officers were called to reports of a man acting suspiciously in Babington Lane, Derby, at 10.30am this morning.

"At the scene a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. The incident was contained swiftly and there is no wider threat to the general public."

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