A 33-year-old man has been arrested and a ‘weapon’ recovered following a ‘terrifying’ altercation in a Stoke-on-Trent street.
Emergency services were called to the Queensberry Road area of Normacot shortly after 3.30pm today (May 12).
It is understood the incident was a dispute between two drivers with one screaming for help after being hurt.
Armed police and sniffer dogs were brought in before a wheel lock was seized.
One man was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital after suffering injuries which aren’t believed to be serious.
A second also suffered minor injuries.
Now neighbours have spoken of their terror as they watched the drama unfold.
Nabeel Iqbal, aged 23, from the nearby Al Madina Superstore in Longton, said: “It was quite terrifying to be honest.
“I was the first one to call the ambulance. I called the cops as well.
“It was quite bad. The guy was really brave.”
Savkaran Singh, aged 20, who works at the superstore, added: “I saw the guy was shouting ‘help me out’ so I went there.
“He was bleeding so we helped the guy.”
Eyewitness Adam Khan, aged 23, from Longton, said: “There was just blood everywhere so we called the police.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed a man was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.
Police say another man was also hurt following the incident. His injuries are also not thought to be serious.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers have attended Queensberry Road this afternoon.
“There had been reports of an altercation reported by a member of the public at about 3.30pm.
“A weapon has been recovered nearby and at this stage one arrest has been made – a 33-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent.
“Officers remain at the scene and are conducting their inquiries and are reassuring the community that the incident is isolated.”
Currently three uniformed officers, one forensics officer, and two detectives remain at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.32pm to reports of an assault in Normacot Road, Longton.
“We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene. We’ve treated a man for injuries not believed to be serious and he’s been conveyed to hospital for further treatment.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incident 456 of May 12.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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