Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Knife-Wielding Man Was Lucky

The ChronicleHerald.ca: "Officer uses stun gun to disarm knife-wielding man

A Dartmouth man, whom police were forced to subdue with a stun gun Friday night, will be in Dartmouth provincial court today.

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested at a residence in the 100 block of Albro Lake Road after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and coming at police officers with a knife.

Police were sent to the house at about 11 p.m. A woman there called to say she'd been attacked by her boyfriend, who was still in the house and armed with a knife.

When the officers arrived, they had to break in the front door to get inside. The man then ran to the bathroom and locked himself inside.

Police broke in that door and confronted the man, who had the knife held against his throat.

When the two officers, one armed with a handgun, the other a stun gun, moved toward him, he came at them with the knife, police said.

Police said the officer with the stun gun delivered a quick shock that subdued the man. He was arrested and checked out, but police said he did not suffer any injuries."

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