Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword

Upper Chorlton Road Police Scene
One police officer was seriously injured in the attack which happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm this Sunday.

Shocking video shows the moment police officers take down a maniac with a sword.

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It shows the knifeman, 23, running from an alleway with a 3ft sword before being confronted by uniformed officers.
He lashes out and injures at least two officers before being disarmed, Tasered and arrested.

One officer is in hospital with serious injuries. They are not thought to be life-threatening.
The drama happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm on Sunday.

Upper Chorlton Road was closed this afternoon as GMP started an investigation.

A witness said  they saw two police officers ‘bleeding quite heavily’ following the incident.

Another resident, Haroon Altaf, 34, who captured the incident on his mobile phone, said: “I saw a man running across the road with what seemed to me to be a 3ft sword. Police were everywhere.

"He had run into somebody’s front garden and these police officers dragged him out but he’s gone for the officers. They were hitting him but you can see from the video he is still attacking them when he’s on the floor.

“I think the officers did quite well. They were very professional. It’s a shame they got hurt in the process. What they did was good.

“One of the ladies passing by was quite shaken up. She couldn’t believe it had just happened.”
Another resident, who declined to be named, said: “I came out of the shop and I could hear shouting. The coppers just Tasered the guy.

"I could see two of the coppers were bleeding quite heavily. One had blood on his face. I could see the machete on the ground. The man was on the floor crying and shouting.

“These two coppers took the guy on even though he had a machete. It was pretty brave of them to engage with him. This was a Sunday afternoon. People were out with their kids.”

Police confirmed officers were called to reports of a man threatening people with a weapon on Demesne Road in Whalley Range shortly after 1.50pm.

One of the officers was ‘slashed with a sword’ when they arrived at the scene and tried to engage with the man, according to a spokesman for GMP.

“A Taser was deployed for the safety of everyone at the scene,” said the spokesman.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer.

A number of roads remain closed surrounding Demesne Road and police have asked people to avoid the area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information about it is asked to call police on 0161 856 6153 quoting incident number 1169 of 25 March 2018.

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