A man was arrested after a knife was spotted during a gang row outside a row of shops.
Police were called to Page Moss Lane, in Huyton, shortly before 4pm after witnesses saw two men arguing in the street.
The pair were standing among a gang of people and one was reported holding a knife before officers arrived.
A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing a bladed article and going equipped for theft.
He has been taken into custody for questioning and a police investigation is ongoing.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We were contacted at just before 4pm today, Wednesday 29 July, to reports of two males who were in a group arguing on Page Moss Lane and that one of the males was armed with a knife.
"Officers attended at the scene and arrested a male on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and going equipped for theft.
"He is currently being taken into custody.
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"There is no suggestion anyone was injured during the incident and enquiries are ongoing."
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