Northern Ireland

Police in north Belfast fire Taser at man armed with knife

Taser gun

Police have used a Taser gun on a man alleged to have been armed with knife in north Belfast.

The PSNI said the man was trying to stop traffic on the Legoniel Road shortly after 07:00 GMT on Monday.

A spokesperson said the Taser was discharged by a specialist firearms officer to prevent harm to the man or others in the area.

The man was arrested and is currently in custody. The Police Ombudsman has been informed.