Confronting moment a knife-wielding man is surrounded by armed cops who mow him down in police car after he allegedly tried to rob a pharmacy
- A 20-year-old man allegedly attempted to rob a pharmacy in northern Hobart
- Police surrounded the man before he was hit with a police car and arrested
- The alleged offender has not yet been charged and was uninjured from the arrest
Armed police mowed down a knife-wielding man in the street after he allegedly tried to rob a pharmacy.
Footage shows the moment a man brandishes a blade as he’s surrounded by officers holding guns.
Cops are heard shouting ‘drop the knife’ and ‘get down’ before one officer driving an unmarked police mows down the alleged offender.
A 20-year-old was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to rob a pharmacy in northern Hobart
A 20-year-old man was arrested at 9am on Wednesday after he allegedly attempted the robbery at a pharmacy in northern Hobart, Tasmania.
In footage of the arrest, an officer warned the man not to get inside a blue Hyundai while he screamed at the man to drop his knife.
The man was soon surrounded by officers with their guns drawn before an unmarked police car rammed into him multiple times.
After the alleged robber was struck from behind the man and appeared agitated before allegedly stabbing at the window of the unmarked car.
‘Put it down now. Listen to me, drop the knife, drop the f***ing knife now,’ an officer yelled.
After the man was knocked to the ground by the unmarked car he allegedly picked up the knife before dropping it and in surrendering to police.
An marked police car knocked the man over before officers closed in and arrested the allegedly offender
An officer ran over and kicked the knife away from the 20-year-old before another tackled him from behind.
A spokesperson from Tasmania Police told Daily Mail Australia the alleged robber was not injured in the arrest.
‘One officer sustained injuries to a hand and another injuries to an ankle during the arrest,’ they said.
It is not known how the injuries were obtained.
Armed police mowed down a knife-wielding man in the street after he allegedly tried to rob a pharmacy
The spokesperson said the actions of the officers would be looked into.
‘As is normal practice, Professional Standards has been advised and will review the circumstances surrounding the incident,’ they said.
The alleged offender has not yet been charged.
Krystal Brady is a resident in the area and told Daily Mail Australia she was shocked at the arrest in the usually quiet neighbourhood and was appalled by the behaviour of police.
‘I’m all for them taking him down but he is obviously not all there and they get training to deal with mental health – hitting him with the car was also not on,’ she said.