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

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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:

Comments (18)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aloyouis
Aloyouis

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

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

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I don't think that this was an ambush.


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