A man allegedly wielding a ‘double-ended’ axe has been shot by police in the city of Hull in England.
Humberside police confirmed a 31-year-old man was shot by officers this morning. One witness claims the man was carrying an axe when he was tasered by police.
Seeing a man running with a double ended axe being tasered by police was not what I was expecting to happen today, hull is a lovely place
— Shan ✌️ (@__LonelyyGirl__) November 29, 2016
Others pointed out the flurry of police activity.
police everywhere on francis street pic.twitter.com/tRjZBipXR9
— Paul Storr (@StorrPaul) November 29, 2016
— Amy Murphy (@AmyMurphyPA) November 29, 2016
Here’s footage of the scene:
Police have cordoned off a number of streets and the investigation has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
H/T: Pamela Geller