TWO incidents in Dewsbury on Wednesday lunchtime led to a large police presence in the town.
Armed officers first swooped on Longcauseway at around 11.40am after receiving reports of a man with a weapon.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the reports were that a man had been seen on Mill Street West, near to the Asda supermarket, with a weapon. They made the arrest on Longcauseway outside Costa Coffee, surrounding a van in full view of nearby shoppers.
A police helicopter was also involved in the operation.
In another, unconnected incident, officers arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of driving a stolen Ford Focus connected with burglaries. Police pursued the car and forced it to stop on Huddersfield Road at 12.01pm. The driver attempted to ram the police car out of the way but was blocked in.
A police message on social media read: “Stolen Ford Focus driven by a male currently circulated for three burglaries. Driver tried ramming his way out. One in custody.”