28/09/2017

Police Use Taser Stun-Gun On Man Armed With Machete

Police had to use a Taser stun-gun during the arrest of a man in Newtownabbey on Wednesday, 27 September.

The PSNI received reports that a man with a machete entered a shop on the Mill Road at a around 4.50pm.

A police spokesperson said: "Specially trained firearms officers responded and a Taser stun-gun was deployed by an officer to prevent further harm to the person and members of the public."
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The man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police.

He has been taken to hospital for an assessment.

The Police Ombudsman's Office has been notified.

(CD/LM)

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