Leeds ‘binoculars gun’ man walks free

SCENE: A police officer collects evidence at Gotts Park, Armley, after the incident in October.

SCENE: A police officer collects evidence at Gotts Park, Armley, after the incident in October.

A Leeds man who tried to get police to shoot him dead by threatening them with a pair of binoculars adapted to look like a gun has walked free from court.

Kyle Napier wanted to commit suicide at the hands of armed officers by threatening them with the imitation weapon in Gotts Park, Armley, in October.

The 20-year-old, of Fielding Gate, Armley, was moments from being fatally shot by one officer before another disarmed him using a rubber bullet.

 

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