September 17, 2018 2.02 pm This story is over 65 months old

Man threatened police officers with kitchen knife

He has since been released

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.

Lincolnshire Police ARV were deployed over the weekend regarding a concern for welfare. Photo: Lincolnshire Police ARV

The Lincolnshire Police Dog Section also assisted in this case.

Screenshot of a Tweet from Lincolnshire Police Dog Section.

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.

The subject was tasered when they opened the door to their flat holding this knife. Photo: Lincolnshire Police ARV