Knife-wielding man tasered to ground in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:50 13 November 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 13 November 2020

Police attended an incident in St Peter's Street on the morning of November 12. Picture: Craig Shepheard

Police attended an incident in St Peter's Street on the morning of November 12. Picture: Craig Shepheard

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Shoppers watched in horror as a man was tasered to the ground outside a high street bank in St Albans yesterday.

Police attended an incident in St Peter's Street on the morning of November 12. Picture: Craig ShepheardPolice attended an incident in St Peter's Street on the morning of November 12. Picture: Craig Shepheard

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Police were called following reports of a man in possession of a knife outside Barclays Bank in St Peter’s Street, St Albans, at around 10.45am on Thursday, November 12.

Specially-trained officers attended and safely detained him before recovering the knife.

He was reportedly experiencing a mental health episode and was taken to hospital for assessment and support.


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