Tyne & Wear

Police taser man in North Tyneside supermarket

Morrisons store in North Shields
Image caption The man became "threatening and abusive" at Morrisons in North Shields

Police have tasered a man during what was described as an "unusual incident" at a supermarket on North Tyneside.

Trained officers were called to Morrisons in North Shields on Saturday.

The 31-year-old, who was carrying two knives, had started using threatening and abusive behaviour towards customers and staff at the store.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said that because of the imminent dangers he posed to himself and others the decision was made to discharge a taser.

He was then arrested on suspicion of affray.

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