Man threatened passers-by with knife near Reading McDonald’s

Members of the public were threatened by a man with a knife while he was in the middle of a road. The incident took place at around 9pm on Saturday (September 2) on Oxford Road, in Reading[1].

Police are investigating the incident after a victim, a man in his thirties, was walking along the road, opposite the McDonalds, and saw a man threatening passers-by with a knife. The suspect then swore at the victim and thrust the knife towards him before running off to an address on Oxford Road.

Thames Valley Police[2] have now launched an appeal to identify the suspect. He is described as an Asian man, around 5ft 6in tall and of a medium build.

He was wearing a cream shirt and dark trousers at the time. He had curly black hair and stubble and was in his late twenties. It appeared as if he had been sleeping rough.

Investigating officer PC Christopher Wild, based at Reading police station, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who saw this incident, or who has any information which could help our investigation, to get in touch.

“If you have any have any information that could help with our investigation, make a report[4] online or call 101, quoting reference number 43230393762. Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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