A MAN has been charged after reports of a person waving around a knife and making threats in the city centre. 

Stefan Osborn, of Grand Parade, Brighton, has been charged with possession of a knife after the incident in Gloucester Road on Thursday night.

The 35-year-old was Tasered by officers at the scene.

Eye-witnesses report the man stabbed himself in the neck but Sussex Police insist that "no one harmed".

After The Argus requested details about the incident, a Sussex Police spokesman said: “He was arrested on suspicion of affray by response officers who were called to reports of a man waving a knife around, making threats and shouting in the street. 

"No one was harmed.”

Osborn has been released on bail and is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 2 January.