VIDEO: Man with hatchet tasered and pepper sprayed by Kamloops cops
Howard Alexander - News Editor
A bystander video show a police confrontation with a violent suspect at the bus loop near the Northhills Mall in Kamloops, Friday, June 3, 2016.
Image Credit: YouTube
June 05, 2016 - 10:07 AM
KAMLOOPS – A bystander waiting for a bus captured on video a police confrontation with a violent man at the bus loop near the Northhills Mall in Kamloops on Friday.
Two officers on patrol on Tranquille Road near Sydney Avenue, June 3, were following up on a report about two men drinking alcohol at the bus stop, according to a RCMP media release.
The officers approached the men and advised them they were not allowed to drink alcohol in a public place.
One of the two men was cooperative, but the other became belligerent.
In the video posted to YouTube, you can see a suspect armed with a hatchet threatening the two officers while they repeatedly order him to drop the weapon and get on the ground.
One of the officers shoots the suspect with a taser, but it doesn’t have the desired effect as the man screams in pain and continues to rage.
The second officer moves in and hits him with pepper spray. The suspect drops the hatchet and takes a fighter-like pose with his fists up, while the officers continue to yell, "please get on the ground."
At the end of the clip, the suspect can be seen running across the street toward the mall, where RCMP say he was tasered by a third officer and finally taken into custody.
A 29-year-old man faces numerous charges and was scheduled to appear in court Friday.
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