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A man took out a machete after being refused entry to a club prompting staff to shield themselves with outdoor furniture in chilling footage.
Police were called to a bar in New Brighton, the Wirral, at about 10.30pm on Friday following reports of a man having a bust-up with security.
A video of the shows a man in a dark jumper walking around the outside area of a bar while a number of men stand in a loose circle around him, the Liverpool Echo reported.
After a white chair is thrown in his direction, he climbs up and over a large planter amid screams and shouts.
The clip ends as a table is launched in his direction.
There were no reports of any injuries and a 23-year-old man from Tranmere has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a controlled drug.
Police were called to the incident on Friday evening
While in police custody he allegedly verbally abused officers and was further arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We have arrested a man following an incident in New Brighton on Friday evening (June 18, 2021).
"Officers were called to the Marine Street Social at about 10.30pm where it was reported a man was involved in an altercation with security staff after being refused entry.
"The man was reported to have produced a machete-style knife, and staff picked up outdoor furniture as the man held the weapon towards them.
"He was restrained a short time later and the weapon recovered by staff, before leaving on foot. There are no reports that anyone was injured by the offender.
Men can be seen wielding outdoor furniture to protect themselves
The man can be seen jumping over the planters
"Patrols attended the area and located a man nearby who was searched and found in possession of a bag of white powder.
"The knife was also seized for forensic examination, and examination of CCTV footage is ongoing."
Detective Inspector Cat Walsh said: "As our pubs and bars open their doors again after such a challenging time for everyone, we want people to be able to go out and enjoy their evening safely.
"We simply will not tolerate isolated incidents such as this and have already stepped up patrols in key busy areas across Merseyside. We have deployed knife arches, mounted patrols and officers in uniform and plain clothes to keep people safe.
The incident took place at Marine Street Social
"Incidents such as this only strengthen our resolve to make sure the overwhelming majority who can now socialise with friends in licensed premises can do so without fear of witnessing such intimidating behaviour.
"Our officers will continue to work tirelessly with the public and our partners to prevent violence and remove the scourge of knife crime from our streets.
"We are aware of camera phone footage circulating on social media showing part of this incident. We have reviewed this footage but continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other footage which may assist our enquires to contact police."
If you witnessed the incident or have any information, please contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 21000427858 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.