Police Release Statement On Cardiff Machete Incident

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Police have released a statement following what appeared to be an attempted machete attack outside the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

UNILAD obtained footage of a man being detained outside the stadium this afternoon after the alleged attack.

South Wales Police released the following statement:

South Wales Police were called to a dispute involving motorists on Saunders Road, Cardiff, at approximately 3.05pm. Two men, aged 19 and 27, were arrested nearby on Penarth Road.

The 27-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of affray and the 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of using threatening behaviour. Both are currently in custody at Cardiff Bay Police Station.

You can watch the video below:

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George, a 23-year-old waiter who lives and works in Cardiff, witnessed the alleged attack attempt close by both the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Central train station.

George told UNILAD:

I was walking and I saw a security guy pull the person from the car. He was holding a machete inside the car.  The security guys saw him and stopped him. They pulled him out of the car and started hitting him.

George, who was ‘terrified’ by the scenes, praised the police response claiming that they were on the scene in ‘about 20 seconds’.

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Justin Bieber is due to play at the stadium this evening.


Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.