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Police used a taser to detain a man following reports of a knife-point robbery.
Waverley Street was closed after the man became unwell after being detained. He was subsequently taken to the Queen's Medical Centre.
A police officer was also injured during the incident, which was initially reported at at 1.50am today (Friday, January 12).
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Officers said they received a report of a "knife-point robbery" in Talbot Street after "a man had a mobile taken".
Officers investigating the offence arrested two men, one of which was in Waverley Street where the taser was used to detain him.
A force spokesman said: “A city centre road has been closed after a man became unwell after being detained by police in connection with a robbery.
“Waverley Street, which is also a tram route, is closed between the junctions with Peel Street and Cromwell Street after a cordon was put in place at the scene of the arrest.
“We had received a report of a knife-point robbery in Talbot Street at 1.50am today, when a man had a mobile phone taken.
“Officers investigating the offence arrested two men, one of which was in Waverley Street where a taser was used to detain him.
"The man was subsequently taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre.
“A police officer was also injured during the incident.”
Waverley Street remained closed on Friday morning and no trams were running from the Forest to the south side of the city until further notice.
Officers are diverting people from the Forest tram stop up Forest Road West and onto Alfreton Road.
Dan Hodgett, a technician at Nottingham Trent University, was among those diverted.
He told the Post: “I could not go any further to the Forest. Police diverted everyone to walk up here to Alfreton Road. There’s no alternate way into the city.”
Traffic on Forest Road West was also very congested because of the Waverly Street closure.
Cars were diverting around the site to get around it.
A spokesman at VP Hire Station, which is situated nearby in Ayr Street, said traffic was "hectic" along Forest Road West.
“It’s really, really bad this morning. Normally it’s not too bad," he said.
"It’s hectic today. We started at 7.30am and it did not really affect us (getting to work).“
Chloe Marriott, 23, of Mapperley, who works at EON, tried to get on a tram towards the Forest from the Royal Centre at about 7.30am.
She said: “There’s just a notice saying ‘no trams’. I was stood there thinking ‘is there a place on the bus?’. We have grouped together as we’re going the same way. It’s dark.
“One guy told me to go a different way through the grave yard. I did not want to walk there so early."
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 32 of January 12.