Add news
Нами Накагава — Kimi Wa Kirameki/Ты - Сияние! (feat. Ichigo Tanuki)
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021
News Every Day |

Video shows man lunging at cops with 4-foot sword

man sitting at table pulls out sword

A London man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after lunging at a police officer with a 4-foot sword, a video of which recently circulated online. 

Police body camera footage shows the assailant, 63-year-old Anthony Browne, lunging at an officer in his home, Yahoo News U.K. reports. The attack took place on Nov. 30, 2020, when police visited an address in Dagenham, London, after receiving reports of a disturbance.  

In the short video, shared Sunday by popular Twitter user Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2), the officers can be seen approaching Browne, who sits at a table. As they get close, Browne gets up out of his chair, brandishes a sword from behind, and chases the officers out of the room.

One officer hits Browne with a stun gun and tells the man, “On your knees.”

Browne reportedly broke the officer’s hand and partially severed a finger with his sword during the altercation. The officer received surgery and ongoing treatment, but his injury was not life-threatening. 

Police arrested Browne on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and common assault. He admitted to grievous bodily harm in court on Friday and was sentenced to seven years and four months in jail. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman said, “Anyone watching the body-worn video footage will agree that it is completely unacceptable that officers are met with extreme violence like this.”

Clayman added, “The fact [that the officer’s] injuries were not life-threatening was fortunate, particularly for Browne, who could have found himself facing even more serious charges.”

Some Twitter users have noted the stark contrast between the London officer’s successful de-escalation and arrest and the excessive force often displayed by American police, as in the recent police shooting deaths of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 20-year-old Daunte Wright

“This is what US Law Enforcement should look like,” user @MonkeeCheek tweeted. “Instead we have #WhiteSupremacistFascists who will murder you—especially if you're Black—just as soon as look at you.”

The post Video shows man lunging at cops with 4-foot sword appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Read also

Line of Duty fans can snap up AC12 HAS number plate for £1,200

Jerusalem Violence: Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts

J. Lo and Ben Affleck were spotted together in Montana, which is set to gain a new House seat in redistricting

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here
News Every Day

Using a car alternator with a bike to power my home? How much energy can I produce!