Dramatic moment semi-naked man brandishes huge MACHETE in busy London street as cops and worker tackle him to floor

THIS is the dramatic moment a man wearing only his pants brandishes a sword on a London street as police and a worker tackle him to the floor.

The shocking scenes were filmed in Palmers Green, North London this morning.



In footage, a man wearing nothing by black pants, black socks, shoes and a lanyard is seen walking on the pavement with a massive blade.

Police can be heard screaming for the man to drop the knife.

The man does and then approaches the officers as one cop then brandishes a Taser.

Two police and a worker then tackle the man to the ground before he is put in handcuffs and taken away.

Police said a 68-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody.

A police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 10:48hrs on Tuesday, 6 October to reports of a man acting aggressively in Lyndhurst Road, N22.

"Officers attended and were made aware of a man reportedly seen with a machete.

"No injuries were reported. Taser was deployed but not discharged.

"A 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. He remains in custody.

"A machete was recovered."


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