Man arrested by armed police in Starbucks after threatening partner with knife

Man arrested by armed police in Starbucks after threatening partner with knife

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A man who was arrested in Starbucks by armed police after allegedly making threats to kill his ex-partner has been jailed.

Ryan Miller, 36, was arrested in the Orton Centre coffee shop on January 12 after police received a 999 call stating he was in possession of a kitchen knife and he was going to stab someone.

On two occasions throughout the morning Miller went to his ex-partner’s home, taking her dog but then returning it later.

He then made several phone calls to the woman and her new partner, making threats to stab them and petrol bomb her home.

Miller, of Peterhead Close, Orton Southgate, then turned up at her home a third time, holding a kitchen knife and kicking the door.

After he couldn’t get in, he went to a friend’s house nearby, where he told them about what he’d just done and they took the knife off him.

Ryan Miller, 36, was arrested in the coffee shop (Picture: Cambridgeshire Police)

He was seen putting his hands up as he surrendered to cops (Picture: Cambridgeshire Police)

Miller had gone to the coffee shop with his friend after the incident (Picture: Cambridgeshire Police)

Miller and the friend then went to Starbucks where armed police located them, arresting Miller for being in possession of a knife in public and stalking.

He appeared at Huntingdon Law Court in late March, where he was sentenced to nine months in prison after previously admitting being in possession of a knife in a public place.

Miller was also charged with making threats to kill, which he denied and was accepted in court, but made subject of a 10-year restraining order prohibiting from contacting his ex-partner.

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DC Jon Coupland, who investigated, said: ‘This was understandably a frightening ordeal for those involved, as well as members of the public who were present when armed police arrived at the coffee shop to arrest Miller.

‘I would like to thank those who called us that day and supported our investigation. I hope the sentence will give Miller some time to reflect on his actions and make better decisions in the future.’

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