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Armed police use taser gun on man with knife during incident in Belfast

The incident occurred in the Aspen Walk area of west Belfast.
The incident occurred in the Aspen Walk area of west Belfast.

Specially trained firearms officers used a taser stun gun on a man with a knife during an incident in west Belfast on Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred in the Aspen Walk area around 1:30pm.

Police received a report of man in possession of a knife, firearms officers responded and a taser stun gun was deployed by an officer to "prevent further harm" to the man.

The man was then arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon.

Ambulance service staff examined the man at the scene and he is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

An ambulance service spokesperson confirmed that they attended the scene to assist police with a patient.

The spokesperson said that the man did not require hospital treatment.

PSNI Chief Inspector Keith Hutchinson said that the Police Ombudsman's Office has been informed of the incident.

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