Man is tasered in flat siege
Officers were forced to Taser a man who hurled weights, cutlery and crockery from the smashed window of a Stroud Green flat.
Police had been called to Oxford Road at about 3pm on Wednesday, September 26, after the 47-year-old man began throwing items from the second floor window out into the road below.
But their attempts to convince the man to stop throwing the dangerous missiles failed, leaving them with no option but to force entry to the flat and Taser the man.
A man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
Two parked cars were damaged during the man’s rampage, and the surrounding roads were closed for about three hours.
You may also want to watch:
The man – who is bailed to return to a north London police station on October 30 - has since been sectioned, following a mental health assessment.
- 1 Arsenal Women on cloud nine after big FA Cup win
- 2 Jailed: Former Islington police officer raped children's home teen
- 3 Reader letters: Islington's Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - for and against
- 4 Could Islington become a holiday destination?
- 5 Dame Alice Owen pupils protest over racist language
- 6 Six flee Finsbury Park house fire
- 7 Revealed: Latest Covid-related death figures for Islington
- 8 Islington Council set to save Grade II-listed South Library from disrepair
- 9 'Massive stabbing' in Old Street: Man attacked outside Moorfields Hospital
- 10 Islington reports lowest coronavirus infection rate in London