Officers taser man with hatchet in Leeds street

York Road, Leeds. Photo: Google.
York Road, Leeds. Photo: Google.

Officers have tasered a man seen with a hatchet in a Leeds street.

The incident happened on Tuesday, July 9 at about 12.35pm.

Police received reports of a man carrying a hatchet in York Road, around the area of Hepton Court.

Officers tasered the man to safely detain him.

He has been referred to mental health services for an assessment.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At 12:38pm today (9/7) police received reports of a man seen in the street with a hatchet in York Road, in vicinity of the Hepton Court.

Officers attended and Taser was deployed to safely detain the man, who has been taken for a mental health assessment."

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