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Man Tasered and held on suspicion of attempted murder

  • 11 November 2013
  • From the section London

A man has been Tasered by police and arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder an officer in south London.

The Met Police said officers went to Falcon Road in Battersea at about 12:20 GMT after reports of a man carrying a knife and threatening passers-by.

The 31-year-old suspect was taken to a south London hospital with minor injuries.

He was later discharged from hospital and taken into custody at a south London police station.

A police officer suffered minor injuries and four knives were recovered from the scene, the Met said.

Firefighters based at a nearby fire station called police after they were alerted by passers-by.

When police arrived at the scene the man was hostile - striking the window of a police car and threatening officers, police said.

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