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This is the moment cops in the British holiday hotspot Majorca arrest a man wielding two blades following a dramatic standoff and wrestling him to the ground.
The suspect was reportedly threatening passersby in the city of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Majorca in the Balearic Islands region when cops were called to the scene.
In the footage, the officers can be seen encircling the knifeman when one of the cops appears to hit him with a baton.
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Another colleague then hits the suspect before the officer who first hit him rushes in and grabs the suspect by the chest.
Another officer then jumps in and helps bring the suspect to the ground before several officers pile in to make the arrest.
A further angle shows the officers walking up to the knifeman and trying to hit him with the baton before the arrest is made and backup arrives in a police van.
Video Credit: CEN/@ellanzapatatas
Officers arrived at the scene and reportedly asked him to drop the knives, which he refused to do and he allegedly told the cops: “If you touch me I will kill you.”
No injuries were reported in the incident and the motive behind the threats are not clear.
Local media report the 26-year-old suspect, who has not been named but is of Ecuadorian origin, had been threatening passers-by with two six-inch blades and the police were called.
The suspect, whose address is reportedly a homeless centre, is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time. The possibility of the incident being a terrorist attack has been dismissed.
The suspect has reportedly asked to see a psychologist and the investigation is ongoing. It is unclear if the suspect has been charged.
Netizen ‘Juanjo’ commented: ‘Very good police action.”
And ‘Bel’ added: “The police did a good job, in this case the Local Palma Police. Thanks for your work.”