Northampton House of Fraser evacuated in knife incident

A high street department store was evacuated when a woman wielding a knife threatened staff and police officers.

At about midday police were called to House of Fraser in the Grosvenor Centre in Northampton to deal with reports of a woman causing damage to goods in the store.

She then threatened store security staff and police officers with a knife.

She was eventually detained by officers, who used a pepper spray, and was taken into custody.

Northamptonshire Police said House of Fraser staff helped evacuate the building.

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