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.
Belfast Telegraph Digital