Terrifying moment an angry shirtless man threatens police with a huge knife during a tense standoff after a road rage confrontation
- A road rage incident sparked a tense standoff between police and an armed man
- The man begged police to shoot him while waving a huge knife back and forth
- One officer aimed a taser at the man while the other held a police handgun
- The shirtless man was eventually tasered and subdued after more police arrived
A crazed man begged police to shoot him while waving a knife the size of a sword during a tense standoff after a road rage incident.
Dramatic video shows the shirtless man standing beside the open door of a Nissan Navarra as he swings the long blade back and forth.
Two officers, one armed with a handgun and the other with a taser, aimed their weapons at him while he screamed at them.
‘C’mon, c’mon, shoot me!’ the man angrily shouts at the officers multiple times. ‘Kill me, c’mon! Pull your gun out.’
‘C’mon, c’mon, shoot me!’ the man angrily shouted at the officers multiple times. ‘Kill me, c’mon! Pull your gun out’
At one stage he tells one officer ‘you’re a disgrace!’ while wildly waving the knife from side to side.
The officer with the taser edges towards the man while repeatedly pleading with him to throw the knife away.
At the start of the video, a damaged blue sedan is seen about 50m away from where the man with the knife stands.
A witness tells the person filming that the man had hit her mother’s car with his Nissan 4WD.
‘It’s my mum’s car… he’s hit it from the passenger’s side, driven off, my step-dad’s chased him and then he’s (the shirtless man) come back,’ she said.
‘The front of his car is f**ked, he’s blown a tyre.’
A witness said the man had run into her mother’s car before driving off where he was soon confronted by police
Towards the end of the video more police are seen to arrive on the scene and the man is surrounded by six officers
The incident occurred in Warnbro near Rockingham, about 50km south of Perth.
After four minutes of tense standoff, two more police cars arrive on the scene and the man is surrounded by six officers.
The policeman with the taser eventually fires and the man immediately collapses, the six officers converging on his prone figure to end the confrontation.
Reaction to the video mostly praised the restraint demonstrated by the attending police officers in the face of the man’s angry invitations to shoot him.
Daily Mail Australia has approached WA Police for further information on the incident.
The officer with the taser fired the device and the man collapsed, the six officers converging on his prone figure to end the confrontation