A SPANIARD has been arrested after he pulled out a knife and metal bar to threaten a couple and their disabled son in Velez-Malaga.

When the local police arrived on the scene, the 56-year-old man threatened to kill all three of them if the police did not leave.

The police called for reinforcements, and after they arrived, the man allegedly tried to attack them, and broke the glass on a door with the metal bar before being subdued.

After being arrested, the man was taken for a medical examination, during which he produced a small knife from his mouth and intended to cut his own throat.

Luckily, they snatched the knife away.