VIDEO: Cop Creeps Up On Armed Suspect, Takes Him Down With Sneak Attack

DC police quickly subdued a man with a Taser after he threatened citizens with a knife.

Washington, DC – The Washington Metropolitan Police Department ended a standoff with a knife-wielding man outside a hospital on Monday, when an officer tased the suspect from behind (video below).

The incident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. on April 23 in front of George Washington University Hospital, after officers responded to a call for an unnamed man who was threatening people with a knife near the intersection of L and 23rd Streets NW, WTTG reported.

Cell phone footage from captured by a witness at the scene showed a man in a multi-colored shirt standing outside the building’s large windows. He appeared to be yelling at several officers, who had formed a perimeter around him at a safe distance.

In the video, on the left side of the frame, an officer could be seen staging inside the blue entryway of the Bluestone Lane coffee shop.

The video showed that when the knife-wielding suspect focused his attention on the officer in front of him, the officer inside the coffee shop crept stealthily through the entryway door, and out onto the sidewalk behind the suspect.

The officer swiftly moved in behind the oblivious suspect, and deployed his Taser, the video showed.

In the video, the man yelled as his body tensed, then he fell backwards onto the pavement immobilized.

A swarm of police rushed in, and the suspect readily offered his hands up to the officers, the video showed.

Metropolitan police said that no one was injured during the encounter, WTTG reported.

The department was been the subject of a use-of-force study in 2017, and a report released in January showed that Metropolitan police have seen an increase in use-of-force reports, but a decrease in actual shots fired, WTOP reported.

The change has been partially attributed to officers in DC recently being equipped with Tasers on the street.

The new Tasers have the ability to activate officers’ bodycams when they are pulled from their holsters, WTTG reported.

You can see the video of the incident below:

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John-Brown
John-Brown

Another great job by the police. Of course a white officer missed yet another opportunity to kill a black man. I'm sure Highest_Retard will be disappointed.

JBo
JBo

Smoooooth!

3dogs
3dogs

Now I wonder why l haven't seen this on the news ??? Maybe because the white officer on black subject ? Not trying to deflect on the possible
man's mental state . But just saying .

3dogs
3dogs

Forgot to say l agree with JBo

3dogs
3dogs

Like

LEO0301
LEO0301

Now that knife killings have become popular on the other side of the pond watch to see the copycat attacks here in the states.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Hmm? The cop did an excellent job.

I know you like to think i hate cops. But I'll say it over and over. Cops are a societal necessity and I'll challenge anyone to find where I've said different.

And what really makes you mad is that i speak to you like i do. You're not used to it, because you're from an era where you're expected to be addressed in a certain fashion. Hearing someone like me tell someone like you "fuck you, you old bitter bitch and please make sure your grandkids aren't molesting children, smoking meth, or shooting up schools" might be a shock to your system. That's okay, it's natural to reject it. Once you get past your uppity ways though, you'll understand that I'm not my grandparents. I tell cracker-ass crackers to their face what i think about them.

And before other whites get offended by cracker-ass cracker, i don't believe that about all whites. Just those that act like uppity cracker-ass crackers.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Oh, and thanks for the shoutout on an article i had no intentions of commenting on.

Marxest
Marxest

The officer did a smashing job. He was tactful and showed restraint. I'm sure @runcop the ChumpCop would be upset that a cop didn't kill a black man. But fuck ChumpCop. The officer did a tremendous job. He should be decorated.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Melder
Thank you! I love you too.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
Quite possibly. But what can be said about a grown man mentioning me with absolutely no context? That's both petty and immature.

John-Brown
John-Brown

You are a complete and utter idiot. I don't care "how" you speak to me. You don't bother me in the least. I am desensitised to the likes of you. I never said you are a cop hater, although now that you have mentioned it, I believe you are a cop hater deep down. And the reason I referred to you, was because you are always the first to whine when an officer kills a negro. You use it as proof that negro lives don't matter. Your narrative is false and this video is just another example of how you are wrong.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
😅 "negro"

Yeah, i bother you, Spencer.

And you're definitely not desensitized. You seeked me out when i had nothing to say about this article. Doesn't that mean you thought about me, unprovoked?

As sweet as that sentiment is, please try harder and mention me in context next time.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Aloyouis
I'm confused. What did i say that was racist?

Are you really just upset that you heard words you think are racist specifically toward whites, even though words from others on here would also fit your definition, but not aimed at you?

Aloyouis
Aloyouis

Now you want to be confused? I am willing to add "confused" to ignorant and racist. Doesn't change much when you are already living below the curb. Must suck to fake the condescension looking up from down there. I am tempted to laugh, but in the end I really just fell bad for you. You know, like when you see druggy trying not to look stoned. At first you smile and then you realize how sad they are. 5 inches little man, 5 inches is more that you can muster.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Aloyouis
So, you are butthurt that my words affected you somehow?

" What you said is racist because it affects ME!!!! 1!!"

Heezels
Heezels

Lol, well there was context. Your comment is linked in my reply. But apparently your wit is comparable to your reading comprehension.

Aloyouis
Aloyouis

You can try to slither, but it changes nothing. The internet is forever. You are clearly a racist and clearly suffering from some sort of poor self esteem. You lash up at people that fly above your racist level. This is not difficult to understand. Heck, you make it VERY clear in how you choose to try to express yourself. You are a curb dweller. Like I said before, you can raise yourself up, if you have it in you. It takes intelligence and a desire to be more than a caricature. The choice is yours. Be a real man or continue to be a racist mental midget. Do YOU have it in you to RAISE yourself up above the curb? Only time will tell, but it sure is less mental work for you to continue the racist way.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Aloyouis
That's a whole lot to say. But I'll ask again. What did i say that you found racist?

Aloyouis
Aloyouis

That game is below me. Play it with other racists. The internet is forever. Pick yourself up.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
I wasn't talking about you, clown. Either your reading comprehension is lack, or you wanted me to be talking about you really bad. I was referring to the first post when an old bitter bitch said my name with no context.

This is what happens when you interject without following the thread. Something you do quite often.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Aloyouis
Tap dancing. That's cool, i like a good show.

So you don't know what i said that makes me a racist, yet you feel like i am.

Use more words to moonwalk away from that one.

Aloyouis
Aloyouis

Being a racist. That isn't cool. Just lazy and ignorant. Maybe I have set the bar to high for you? Maybe you like living in the gutter? Some people do. That is your probative little man. Just know that you aren't taken seriously by those of us not living in the gutter. IIWII

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
But you just got upset at me insulting you, when i wasn't even insulting you. I feel like you just glossed over that. And I'm the one dancing?

This whole exchange started when you thought i was talking to you. I wasn't, yet you're still dying to get your point across.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I don't think that this was an ambush.