VIDEO: Cop Sparta Kicks Machete-Wielding Man To End Standoff

Correy Watson allegedly struck an occupied vehicle with a machete during his rampage.

Charlotte, NC – A machete-wielding assailant who was terrorizing customers at a McDonald’s restaurant on Oct. 30 was taken into custody following a dramatic encounter with police (video below).

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers from the Hickory Grove Division received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at the McDonald’s restaurant on Albemarle Road at approximately 9:30 a.m., WSOC reported.

The caller told police that the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Correy Watson, was armed with a gun and a machete.

Watson also allegedly struck an occupied vehicle with the blade.

Police located Watson out in the parking lot, but he refused to drop his weapon.

A brief video clip of the harrowing scene showed the armed suspect as he faced away from one of the officers and took a step backwards in the officer’s direction.

The officer, who was armed with a shotgun, charged towards Watson and delivered a swift kick to his upper back, knocking him to the ground, the video showed.

At least one officer deployed his Taser during the arrest, WSOC reported.

It was unclear whether or not a gun was recovered at the scene, but Watson was in possession of the machete at the time of his arrest.

According to Mecklenburg County Jail Central booking records, Watson has been charged with common law robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property, second-degree kidnapping, and resisting a public officer.

He remained in custody as of Wednesday morning.

Donut Operator posted a news clip from Watson’s arrest in the video below:

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IPOC
IPOC

Should have just shot him in the head...

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a hero. He stopped the threat, and didn’t give the advocates a thing to say because he’s still alive. Well done sir!!!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Has anyone heard from his single mother and her attorney, who is crying fake tears about her innocent good boy, who was on his way to church, to help the homeless, go to college etc...or he's not responsible for his actions because he has mental problems, even though hes never been diagnosed. We all know she's hoping for that thug lottery to compensate for her loss of income. SMDH

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another great take down. GO BLUE !!!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Great kick. Beats 18 pellets of 00 Buckshot.

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