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Arrest of an individual in Barakaldo with a knife at the ready

Maria Jose Gonzalez

May 5, 2024 | 8:15 a.m.

Quick intervention of the Ertzaintza and the Local Police

In a joint operation carried out this Saturday, the Ertzaintza together with the Barakaldo Local Police managed to arrest a man who caused alarm among citizens by walking around the Left Bank town armed with a knife. According to official sources, the incident took place shortly after 14:30 p.m., in the vicinity of the Megapark, an area popular with residents and visitors.

Alarm among pedestrians

Eyewitnesses reported that the individual, who was wearing a hood, not only displayed the knife in a threatening manner but also shouted and threatened. The situation generated a rapid response from the authorities, who deployed several teams to locate and neutralize the suspect as soon as possible.

The operation ended successfully on Gernikako Arbola Street, very close to the Barakaldo Courts building, where the man was detained without further incident. After his arrest, he was transferred to the police station to proceed with the necessary procedures and clarify the reasons behind his behavior.

This incident highlights the importance of citizen collaboration and the effectiveness of local security forces in managing public risk situations, thus guaranteeing the safety and tranquility of the community.

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