Manchester police Taser 'crossbow-carrying knifeman'
A man seen in Manchester city centre with a large crossbow and a knife has been Tasered and arrested, police said.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said officers used a Taser and a baton launcher while detaining the suspect in Tib Street shortly after 14:30 BST,
The 30-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of carrying offensive weapons, suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to hospital.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.
Such a move is standard practice, as is the force automatically referring the incident to its own professional standards branch.
A GMP spokeswoman said: "A police cordon [was] put in place around a bag that the man was carrying.
"During the detainment, a Taser and a baton launcher [which fires rubber pellets] was used by officers."