Taser and rubber shot in use
Man armed with hatchet arrested in Bern
On Tuesday afternoon, the Bern canton police arrested a man who had previously smashed several car windows with an ax and threatened emergency services. A rubber bullet had to be fired and a taser used.
Published: 06/28/2022 at 8:37 p.m
Updated: 06/28/2022 at 8:44 p.m
On Tuesday afternoon, the Bern cantonal police were reported that a man (51) armed with an ax smashed several car windows on Sulgeneckstrasse, the police said. Emergency services were already present, but they had to call for reinforcements immediately.
In the area of Kappellenstrasse/Monbijoustrasse, the man threatened the police with an ax and a knife. A police officer, gun drawn, asked him to drop the hatchet and knife, it said. When the man failed to comply with this request, the emergency services fired a rubber bullet at him. He was eventually arrested using a taser.
The arrested man was taken to a police station and given a medical examination. A woman (46) who disrupted the police operation was also taken to a station for further clarification. Under the direction of the regional public prosecutor’s office in Bern-Mittelland, the cantonal police in Bern have started investigations into the events. (chs)