Knife wielding man arrested at small town gas station

Arrest (Photo: Politie) policeArrest (Photo: Politie)

The police arrested a man at an Avia gas station on Vliestroom in Urk on Wednesday morning. He was waving a knife around and shouting in Arabic, an employee of the gas station said to De Stentor.

According to the employee, the man walked into the gas station's store around 8:30 a.m. At the time he was not carrying a knife, and the employee did not feel threatened by him but did notice he seemed a bit confused. 

Once outside, the man pulled out the knife and started shouting. The police were called.

The man refused to listen to the police's orders to put the knife down, and made stabbing motions towards the officers, according to the newspaper. An officer fired a warning shot, and the police overpowered the man.