Police are appealing for witnesses after they arrested a man who was wielding an axe and making threats to the public in Worthing.
Officers were called to the incident in London Street on Monday (4 April) at about 3.15pm.
A 37-year-old man was quickly and safely detained, arrested on suspicion of affray and taken to custody. He was later released under investigation. No one was harmed.
PC Shaun Moreland said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident. It was a busy time of day and we know there were members of the public around including children and young people. If you have any information which could help our investigation please get in touch.”