Arizona police officer uses Taser on man holding knife, causing him to fall over and stab his neck

The incident occurred Nov. 23 after officers were called to the scene of a “의심 많은” 불, 경찰 말했다. 도착, officers found an individual who wasacting odd.They determined that the man was associated with the house on fire. An officer began talking to the man to keep him calm.

Police said the man was associated with the burning house.

Police said the man was associated with the burning house. (Glendale Police Department)

The body cam footage shows the officer trying to keep the man away from the fire trucks sothey can do their job.

어느 시점에서, the individual produces a large kitchen knife. The officer can be heard giving the man repeated commands to drop the knife, but the man appears not to comply.

Put the knife down now,” 장교는 말한다.

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Police said the man ignored repeated commands to drop the knife.

Police said the man ignored repeated commands to drop the knife. (Glendale Police Department)

The officer can then be seen using a Taser to try to de-escalate the situation. The man with the knife falls face-first onto the ground, causing the knife to go through his neck and cut the officer. The footage shows the officer and a nearby fireman trying to turn the man on his back.

Police said the officer used a Taser to try and de-escalate the situation.

Police said the officer used a Taser to try and de-escalate the situation. (Glendale Police Department)

Police later said the man struggled and would not allow paramedics to treat him for his injuries. He was eventually treated and transported to a local hospital. Neither the officer nor the individual received life-threatening injuries, 경찰은 말했다.

Police have not released the man’s identity. 사건, as well as thesuspicious nature of the fire,” remains under investigation, 경찰은 말했다.

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