Moment cops squash topless man waving two samurai swords and claiming to have coronavirus between police van and car – The Sun
The rotund suspect refused to give up after being boxed in and smashed the windscreens and bonnets of the motors with his swords.
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Dramatic footage shows him yelling: "I’m going to kill you all, sons of b*****s.”
He was eventually overpowered by officers on foot after disobeying orders to put down his weapons.
Cops were alerted to the drama in Madrid, Spain, by paramedics – with local reports suggesting he had fled hospital after falling ill with coronavirus.
A spokesman for Spain’s National Police confirmed: “Officers have arrested a man after he threatened officers with two katanas.
“He is in custody and will face a fine for breaching lockdown orders as well as charges which will include resisting arrest.”Police sources said they suspected he may have fled a city hospital but were still trying to confirm it with health authorities.
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Riot squad officers had to be brought in to arrest him and are said to have fired two dissuasive shots into the air before they managed to get him to the ground and cuff him.
Parked cars were hit and damaged by the police vans as they tried to hem in the sword-carrying suspect.
A police union tweeted after the arrest: “Our full support and recognition for our police colleagues, who have arrested a very aggressive and dangerous individual, who was armed with two katanas, in the Madrid neighbourhood of Moratalaz.
“Well done. With a taser it would have been much easier.”
Spain today recorded less than 900 coronavirus deaths in a single-day period for the first time since Thursday.
Health chiefs offered a glimmer of hope today by announcing 809 deaths in the past 24 hours.
The figure remains depressingly high, but it represents a drop of more than 120 on Friday’s figure of 932.
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