An armed man in his 40s was tasered and arrested over the weekend after he allegedly “threatened officers with a large kitchen knife.”
Lincolnshire Police’s armed response team were deployed in the city on Sunday, September 16 after reports of a man carrying a knife.
Negotiations failed and the man was then tasered when he opened the door to his flat while holding a knife.
The Lincolnshire Police Dog Section also assisted in this case.
He was arrested and relevant assessments were made.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police confirmed that the man was released without charge in relation to incident 165 of September 16.
Deployment yesterday regarding a concern for welfare. Negotiations had failed. The subject was then tasered when they opened the door to their flat holding this knife. Subject arrested and relevant assessments made. #ARV #MinimisingRisks pic.twitter.com/GxoK7YXWSI
— Lincolnshire Police ARV (@LincsARV) September 17, 2018