DASHCAM: Fla. Officers Disarm, Subdue Man with Knife

The subject, believed to have been a Marine, told dispatchers that he was depressed

By Calibre Press  |   Jan 9, 2017

The body camera of a Miami-Dade Police officer captured a tense standoff in November that could have turned deadly for one knife-wielding man. Several officers responded to a residential area of Southwest Miami-Dade, Nov. 15, after a man called 911 threatening to kill police officers.

The suspect, who police believe is an ex-Marine, then tells the officers, “Shoot, shoot.” He told them that he is a father, and then threatened the officer who had a Taser.

“I’m a father,” he says, before threatening the officer. “If you keep coming closer you’ll get it. I got a second when it hits me to come back to you. I’ve been shot before.”

The officer wearing the body camera then takes a step forward and shoots the man with his Taser. “Check him, check him,” the officer said, after the man fell to the ground.

Police took the man into custody and transported him to a hospital for mental health treatment.

In his initial call to 911, he told police he was depressed. MDPD officers began wearing the body cameras in May. Now, more than 1,000 officers wear them.

 

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