Police used stun gun on man, 89

Police used stun gun on man, 89

Police have said a decision to use a Taser gun to control an 89-year-old man was necessary as he was threatening to cut his throat with a piece of glass.

Officers from the North Wales force said the incident happened after the man had absconded from a care home.

It was decided the use of a 50,000 volt stun gun was the “most appropriate” option to protect him during the incident at Llandudno, Conwy.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor glass injuries.

A spokeswoman for the force said the incident happened at 0630 GMT on Saturday after police received a report “expressing concern for the safety of an elderly man who had absconded from a care home in Llandudno”.

Police later found the man, who has not been named, in Abbey Road, Llandudno, where he was threatening to cut his own throat with a piece of glass, she said.

“He was believed to be suicidal,” the spokeswoman said.

Analysis from South Wales Anarchists.

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