Updated: Feb 17
The special firearms unit of the Metropolitan Police swooped on Erith, South London, on Saturday after reports of a taxi driver being threatened with a firearm and a knife.
A number of suspects were detained following a foot chase, where a large knife was recovered.
The force are yet to report on the firearm being recovered.
This is the second time this week a taxi driver has faced such a scary altercation with someone carrying a blade.
A taxi driver in Wigan got into an argument with two men who were later found to be carrying large knives.
One of the knives recovered had a wooden handle and a blade of eight inches.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed that both men were arrested and detained for questioning.
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