Man with axe discovered on ledge at Carlton flats is tasered and arrested after spitting at officers

 Man with axe discovered on ledge at Carlton flats is tasered and arrested after spitting at officers

IMAGE: Used by kind permission of Sophie Mardell

Police said they arrested a man who spat at officers while being arrested at a flat in Carlton.

The man was discovered sitting on a window ledge at flats in Carlton with a small axe by police who had entered the property at DBH House on Station Road.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called to the property ‘after reports of banging from the address and sounds of someone crying’ at 10.30pm on Monday (April 13).

Officers said they engaged with the man calmly and he came down from the window ledge and entered the room again. After short negotiations, the weapon was discarded.

Police said the man then became aggressive and a taser was discharged and used safely.

A police spokesman said: “The 19-year-old man was arrested under suspicion of affray and two assaults of an emergency worker.

“He was checked over by East Midlands Ambulance Service staff at the scene and whilst being detained he spat in the face of two officers resulting him being placed in a spit hood.

“He was taken into custody where he remains.”

Gedling Eye Reporter

Gedling Eye Reporter

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