Man charged with town centre knife incident

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A 45-year-old man has been charged with a string of serious offences after being arrested for brandishing a blade in public.

Muzamal Tufail from Falkirk was detained by police following reports of a man with a large knife walking in Melvilles Street on Monday at around noon.

He has been charged with threatening or abusive behaviour, four counts of brandishing a blade in public, carrying an offensive weapon, having an air weapon without a licence, producing a controlled drug and being concerned in the supplying of drugs.

He appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday (Tuesday). He made no plea and released on bail.