Cyclist knocked off bike by police in 4X4 after 'waving gun around'

The man was arrested after his bike was crushed under the BMW 4X4

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Cyclist spotted 'waving gun around' in Sheffield is knocked off bike by police using 4X4


A Police car knocked a man off his bike in Sheffield after he was spotting waving a gun.

Police chased the cyclist in a BMW 4X4 after he was seen allegedly waving a gun in the air while riding around a residential street in Sheffield on Tuesday.

According to the Daily Mail, the police car knocked the suspect off his bike, crushing the rear wheel after he failed to stop when officers asked him to.

Police tape was erected around the vehicle and a crushed bike could be seen under a rear wheel, reports the Yorkshire Post.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

A police statement said: 'Officers on patrol in the Abbeydale Road area were stopped by a member of the public shortly before 2pm after seeing a man acting suspiciously.

'Officers attempted to speak to the man seen acting suspiciously, who was riding a pedal cycle.

'The man did not stop for officers and during the incident was knocked off his pedal cycle and was injured.

'The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

'He has been taken to hospital, his injuries are not life threatening.

'Enquiries are ongoing and officers remain at the scene.'

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