Brave unarmed police officers tackle a man armed with a sword, two of them are slashed with the sword across the face, ears and forehead.
One of those police officer has been left with “serious injuries” after being slashed with a sword in Manchester on Sunday.
Thoughts and best wishes with the injured officers, families and colleagues. A terrifying and shocking incident to deal with – Thank goodness for #Taser .@CCIanHopkins .@ChestermanSimon 💙 https://t.co/H9IKtEUdAB
— Mike Pannett, author (@MikePannett) March 25, 2018
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they have arrested 23 year-old-man after a number of officers were slashed with a sword in Whalley Range at about 1.50pm,
Dramatic footage has emerged of a man with a sword attacking two police officers, seriously injuring one of them, in Manchester's Whalley Range earlier this afternoon. 23-year-old man under arrest after suspect was tasered and disarmed. pic.twitter.com/LGtINuV9qk
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) March 25, 2018
Police have said that the police officer is in hospital with what is described as serious injuries.
A number of roads around Demesne Road, the residential street where the incident happened, have been closed off.
Footage of the incident showed two police vans and a car blocking Demesne Road as officers get out of the vans, some with riot shields.
A man can be seen running down from a terraced house and the officers can be seen backing off as one points a stun gun at him.
They get the man on the ground on his back.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of Greater Manchester Police posted a tweet that read Outstanding bravery from @gmpolice officers this afternoon. Putting themselves in extreme danger to protect the public. Very privileged to be the Chief of a Force that has such courageous & selfless officers.
Outstanding bravery from @gmpolice officers this afternoon. Putting themselves in extreme danger to protect the public. Very privileged to be the Chief of a Force that has such courageous & selfless officers. https://t.co/x2FPm5N29X
— Chief Constable Ian Hopkins (@CCIanHopkins) March 25, 2018
Our thoughts are with all the officers involved within today’s incident, we hope they all have a quick recovery.
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