Violent man tasered after splashing thinner at police officers

Violent man tasered after splashing thinner at police officers

PHOTO: Stomp
A man was involved in a standoff with police officers near Block 3, Bendemeer Road, today (Aug 29) at around 12.22pm.

Stomp contributor Ben who witnessed the incident from his home filmed the event and sent it to Stomp.
In the first video, a police officer could be seen with his taser drawn.
According to Ben, the officer had fired the taser at the suspect.

The suspect attempted to remove the taser barbs, as the officer called for backup.

Another two officer quickly arrived at the scene and proceeded to restrain the suspect, grabbing his arms while attempting to pin him down to the ground.

The suspect put up a fight but ultimately fell after one of the officers tripped him.

Another officer and a passer-by also helped to pin the suspect to the ground.

In a second video, the suspect could be seen held down by a group of police officers.

In response to Stomp's queries, a police spokesman said:

"On Aug 29, 2017 at 12.22pm, the Police were alerted to a man, believed to be of unsound mind, who was causing public nuisance at Blk 33 Bendemeer Road.

"When Police officers engaged the 50-year-old man, he turned violent and splashed paint thinner at the police officers.

"Two police officers sustained facial injuries.

"The man was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt against public servants.

"Police investigations are ongoing."