Dresden (dpa / sn) - In the Dresden district of Weißig, fire fighters were threatened with a knife by a man while extinguishing a fire in a residential building.

As the fire brigade announced on Monday, they were alerted on Saturday morning because black smoke came from the window of a residential building.

When the emergency services forcefully entered the apartment, the resident threatened them with a knife.

The emergency services then withdrew and asked the police for assistance.

The police overpowered the man and took him into custody.

The man was taken to hospital on suspicion of mild smoke inhalation. The police are investigating resistance to law enforcement officers and people who are equal. The exact cause of the smoke development was initially unknown.