City centre brought to a halt after knife scare yesterday

It followed a dispute in the area


The city centre was brought to a halt after police attended a “knife scare” incident in Fargate. 

An ambulance responder and three police cars were called to the scene on December 8th at around 12.50pm, after a man was noticed carrying a knife.

Busy Christmas shoppers and trams heading away from the Cathedral were stopped while the matter of public safety was being investigated on York Street.

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Following reports of the individual in possession of the knife, the Police sent a specialist team to the area to ensure public safety and offer reassurance after the scare.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire police said: “Police were called to the York Street area of Sheffield earlier today following reports an individual was in possession of a knife.

“Upon arrival, however, officers received reports that there had been a dispute between a group of people known to each other, who had left the area. No persons have been injured.”