Armed police detain man on Deansgate under mental health act

Armed police detain have detained a man on Deansgate under the mental health act this afternoon.

The incident happened at around 2pm when police were called to Deansgate after receiving reports of a concern for welfare.

A video filmed at the scene and sent to The Manc shows a number of armed officers surrounding a man sat cross legged against a lamp post on the newly-pedestrianised street.

The officers were reportedly sent sent as a precaution.

The incident was “resolved quickly” according to Greater Manchester Police – with a member of the public getting a stern telling off by officers for walking towards the scene.

A spokeswoman for GMP said: “At around 2pm today (5 November 2020), officers were called to a report of concern for welfare of a man on Deansgate, Manchester.

“The man has been detained under the Mental Health Act.”

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