A MAN has been arrested and a knife seized after police received reports of a man armed with a weapon. 

The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article and is in custody for questioning.

Reports of a man armed with a weapon near Smethwick High Street had been received at around 6pm yesterday (Monday June 10)

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We've seized a knife and made an arrest after acting on information in Smethwick.

"We received a report of a man armed with a weapon at just after 6pm yesterday (10 June).

"We promptly responded and stopped a man just off the High Street.

"We recovered a knife and arrested a 20-year-old on suspicion of possessing a bladed article.

"He remains in custody for questioning."