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Moment drunk man wielding metal pole is Tasered by police at Birmingham train station

Moment drunk man wielding metal pole is Tasered by police at Birmingham train station after England’s win against Germany

  • Footage shows a man waving around a bollard before being Tasered by an officer
  • He then collapses behind row of chairs as officers rush to handcuff the suspect
  • Clip, filmed on phone, has been viewed over 10,000 times in less than 24 hours 
  • Police said 43-year-old arrested after drunkenly smashing up station furniture

This is the moment a drunk man wielding a metal pole is Tasered by police at a train station in Birmingham after England’s win against Germany. 

Footage shows the 43-year-old waving around a bollard before being zapped by British Transport Police (BTP) officers and falling to the ground at around 8pm yesterday.  

The video, filmed on a mobile phone, captures one cop repeatedly shouting ‘put it down, put it down now’ as the man grabs a post at the top of an escalator in Birmingham’s New Street station.

As he raises it above his head the officer discharges the high-voltage weapon, causing the man to immediately collapse behind a row of chairs. 

Police said the man was arrested after he drunkenly started smashing up train station furniture with a metal pole. 

Footage shows the 43-year-old man waving around a bollard before being Tasered by British Transport Police (BTP) officers at Birmingham’s New Street Station last night

Police said a 43-year-old man was arrested after he drunkenly started smashing up train station furniture with a metal pole (pictured: file photo of Birmingham's New Street Station)

Police said a 43-year-old man was arrested after he drunkenly started smashing up train station furniture with a metal pole (pictured: file photo of Birmingham’s New Street Station)

Towards the end of the video, the two officers can be seen rushing over to detain the suspect as he lies incapacitated on the ground. 

They then tell him to ‘face the floor’ while handcuffing him.

The clip has been viewed over 10,000 times in less than 24 hours after being obtained by the Birmz is Grime blog.  

In a statement released today, a BTP spokesman said: ‘Officers at Birmingham New Street station received a report of a man damaging station furniture with a metal pole at 7.57pm yesterday.

‘Officers approached the man, drew their tasers and repeatedly requested that the man drop the pole.

‘He refused to do so and began moving towards officers with the pole. As a result, the taser was discharged.

The video, filmed on a mobile phone, captures one cop repeatedly shouting 'put it down, put it down now' as the man grabs a post at the top of an escalator

The video, filmed on a mobile phone, captures one cop repeatedly shouting ‘put it down, put it down now’ as the man grabs a post at the top of an escalator

As he raises it above his head the officer discharges the high-voltage weapon, causing the man to immediately collapse (pictured above) behind a row of chairs

As he raises it above his head the officer discharges the high-voltage weapon, causing the man to immediately collapse (pictured above) behind a row of chairs

‘A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, threatening officers with an offensive weapon, and being drunk and disorderly.

‘He was taken to hospital to be checked over, subsequently discharged and is now in police custody.’

The footage emerged as it was revealed that police officers in the UK are facing new restrictions over the use of tasers.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been conducting a review amid concerns about the disproportionate use of stun guns.

Police have reportedly deployed the weapons on 32,000 occasions in the year to March 2020 – double the number from two years earlier.  

The two police officers rush over to detain the suspect as he lies incapacitated on the ground

They then tell him to 'face the floor' while handcuffing him

Towards the end of the video, the two police officers can be seen rushing over to detain the suspect as he lies incapacitated on the ground

In a statement released today, a BTP spokesman said the man was 'taken to hospital to be checked over, subsequently discharged and is now in police custody'

In a statement released today, a BTP spokesman said the man was ‘taken to hospital to be checked over, subsequently discharged and is now in police custody’

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