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A man who chased people while wearing a Friday the 13th-style mask and wielding a meat cleaver and knife has been arrested.

A photo of the mask and weapons was shared by police on Twitter with the message: “Imagine coming face to face with a person armed/wearing these.”

Officers were called after the suspect was seen roaming the streets of Newquay in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The meat cleaver police recovered
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The meat cleaver police recovered

Armed police – who were already on patrol – arrested a 45-year-old man and held him in custody after the incident.

Officers were assisted in the arrest by a force police dog called PD Rudi whose Twitter account @PDRudi2 posted: “Another weapon off the streets!! PD Rudi made his presence very clear and possibly was the ultimate deterrent in preventing the suspect from running away or fighting officers.”

PD Rudi assisted officers in making the arrest
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PD Rudi assisted officers in making the arrest

Police said they received multiple calls about the “Friday 13th-type incident” in Fore Street.

The man was arrested at 5.10am and remains in police custody.

Nobody was injured in the incident, police said.

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