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.