Watch the dramatic moment police Taser man who threatened officers with a knife in Nottinghamshire
This dramatic body-worn video footage shows the moment police officers had to Taser a man after he threatened them with a knife at his Nottinghamshire home.
Officers attended 53-year-old Glen Burton’s home on Thorpe Close, Top Valley last Monday (February 24) to arrest him.
Despite officers clearly explaining to Burton why they were there, he reacted angrily and initially resisted their attempts to arrest him.
Burton was arrested by the officers who were eventually able to calm him down and he apologised for his behaviour and asked the officers if he could get dressed in his kitchen which they agreed to.
All of a sudden Burton grabbed a knife from a nearby drawer, pointed it towards the officers and shouted ‘get out of my house’.
In fear for their safety, the officers retreated before withdrawing their Tasers and discharging them at Burton.
They then managed to safely detain him and seized the weapon.
Burton appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (February 26) for sentencing, having admitted a charge of affray.
He was sent to prison for 18 weeks.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Grant, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The officers deserve praise for how professionally they dealt with this situation and how they dealt with Burton.
“They managed Burton upon his arrest and allowed him to get dressed. They would have had no reason to fear for their safety at this time.
“What Burton did next was unprovoked, arming himself with a kitchen knife and displaying threatening and aggressive behaviour, causing the officers to retreat into the living room.
“The officers quite rightly feared for their safety and Burton followed them into the living room brandishing the knife while still showing aggression.
“They dealt with the situation in a professional manner, Tasering the suspect and taking control of him afterwards.”Mark Petrovic, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Police Federation, said: “Incidents like this just show what our brave officers face almost every day.
“Even after reasoning with Burton they were careful to keep their wits about them and reacted quickly to save themselves from possible serious injury.
“It highlights just how important Taser can be to protect officers.”