Dramatic moment brave spectators disarm a half-naked man who wields a giant SWORD outside of Poundland before he is arrested by the police
- Man in just his boxers seen wielding large knife in Walworth area, south London
- Threatened passers-by in front of a poundland when they tried to take the knife from him
- Witnesses say the man was disarmed before police arrived minutes later and arrested him
A half-naked man was arrested after threatening shoppers with a sword on the streets of south London.
Shocking footage shows the man wearing only a pair of boxers and swinging the giant blade at passers-by outside a poundland near Elephant and Castle.
A group of spectators once tried to snatch the gun from his hands when he turned his back, but seconds later had to flee.
Eyewitness Ryan Harris, 23, said he heard the commotion on the main street and looked out the window to see the man who was holding the gun.
"My roommate and I could hear excitement for a good five to ten minutes, but we didn't think anything about it when we lived on Main Street," he said.
“It got louder and we looked out my window and could see the man standing with a long, thin blade.
Shocking images show a half-naked man threatening buyers with a large knife in front of a poundland in south London
An eyewitness heard the commotion on the main street and said the man "did not appear to be aggressive but was trying to intimidate someone".
"He looked like he was following someone but I couldn't tell who, he didn't seem aggressive but was trying to intimidate someone.
"The way he held it behind his back was almost like he didn't want to threaten."
The police arrived at the scene a few minutes after reports of the incident around noon yesterday.
A group of spectators once tried to rip the knife out of his hands when he turned his back, but seconds later had to flee
Ryan added that another person took the blade from the half-naked man and threw it on the floor when they arrived.
"He didn't try to resist or anything and they got him away pretty quickly."
MailOnline has requested a comment from the Metropolitan Police.