Friday 19 July, 2019

Man tasered after attacking two women & threatening baby

Police had to Taser a man in George Town yesterday after he cut two women with a knife and threatened to harm a baby.

Just after 5:30pm yesterday, police rushed to a house in the Rock Hole neighbourhood where a man had cut two women known to him with a knife, and was holding a baby. 

Armed police deployed to the scene with a trained police negotiator. When they arrived, the women were outside the home and the man was on the porch with the baby, holding a knife and threatening harm to the baby if police approached.

Police attempted to negotiate the release of the child for a period of time, and ultimately deployed Tasers to subdue the man.

The women and baby were taken to hospital and treated for minor physical injuries. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, assault and abduction, and was also seen by a doctor. He is currently in Police custody.

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