Victoria Station: Man ‘punched police officer and tried to grab Taser’ during arrest

A violent and abusive man allegedly tried to grab a police Taser as officers detained him following an incident at Manchester’s Victoria Station.

He also punched one officer in the struggle, police said, but officers managed to prevent him from getting hold of the disabling weapon.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Transport Unit were called to the scene after the man became aggressive and abused other passengers, Manchester Metrolink staff and Transport for Greater Manchester workers, the unit reported on its Twitter account.

He had refused to leave the station when requested to do so because of his conduct, the unit said.

The man was in custody this morning (Monday, January 24).



Greater Manchester Police reported the arrest of the violent man on their Twitter account

Greater Manchester Police reported the arrest of the violent man on their Twitter account

The Transport Unit tweeted: “#GMPTransportUnit arrest aggressive male at Victoria refusing to leave despite his abuse to passengers, @MCRMetrolink @OfficialTfGM staff.

“As he was detained he tried to grab Police TASER, punching one officer.

“Luckily our training covers weapon retention #offtothecells.”

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