Belfast Telegraph

Police use stun gun on man wielding knife in Belfast street fight

Police have used a stun gun on a man wielding a knife during a street fight in Belfast.

Between 9pm and 9.30pm on Saturday evening police received reports of a group of people fighting outside a property in the Aspen Walk area with one of them armed with a knife.

Sergeant Lee Patton said: "We then received a further report that a man, armed with a knife was making threats against a number of people in a property in that area.

“When police arrived at the address, they were threatened by a man and specially trained firearms officers responded. A stun gun was deployed to prevent further harm to the person and the occupants of the house."

A 35-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence; threats to kill; common assault; and assaults on police.

The man is in police custody helping officers with their enquiries.

The Police Ombudsman has been informed of the use of a stun gun during the incident.

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