Taser in an archive photo
It is the first time that the electric impulse weapon is used in Savona
Savona – With a cutter he threatened a woman on a Tobagi promenade in Savona and upon the arrival of the policemen who tried to convince him to throw the cutting weapon, he also aimed it at them. Not being able to act safely, the taser, the electric pulse gun that immobilizes, was used to block it.
It happened last night. The protagonist is a 33-year-old man who was later arrested on charges of violence and threats to public officials and the carrying of weapons or objects capable of offending. The policemen intervened to report a dispute in the street and when they arrived on the Tobagi promenade they found the man, visibly altered. “Throw the box-cutters” the policemen shouted at him several times, but the man in response began to rant even against them without throwing the weapon. After numerous warnings, without the man calming down or getting rid of the utility knife, he was hit with the electric pulse weapon, the taser. He was thus immobilized and disarmed.
An ambulance immediately arrived on the scene and transferred him to the emergency room where he was visited and, not requiring hospitalization, once discharged he was transferred to the security rooms of the police station awaiting the hearing to validate the arrest. The stabbed weapon was seized.
The episode took place during a weekend of checks in Savona and Alassio in which the prevention departments were used. A total of 1106 people and 217 vehicles were checked.
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