Anxiety about the event came at 17.20 on Thursday.
The police then received information about an attempted robbery in Haga in the central districts of Gothenburg.
A person with a knife or screwdriver should have tried to sort out another person’s mobile phone, but without success.
“Then he ran away from the spot, but we could grab him after a while,” says Peter Adlersson, a police spokeswoman in the West region.
The man was arrested in close proximity to the site of the attempted robbery.
No information about any injuries.