Terrifying moment thug, 32, armed with Samurai sword faces down police and motorists after ‘attacking two men in attempted murder bid’ – before he’s blasted with Taser and arrested
- Footage shows thug armed with huge Samurai sword on road in Crawley on Friday night
- Two people were seriously injured after the man attacked them and were taken to hospital
- Sussex Police arrested the 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder using a taser and took his weapon
- Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack
By Olivia Devereux-evans For Mailonline
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This is the terrifying moment a thug armed with a Samurai sword faced down police and motorists on Friday night after ‘attacking two men’ – before he was blasted with a taser and arrested.
In the video, the man holds a huge samurai sword in Crawley in front of dozens of cars as he walks up and down the road.
Police received reports of a man with a weapon and arrived at the scene just after 7.30pm on Friday.
Sussex Police said two people were injured in the incident on Horsham Road, according to the Sun.
This is the terrifying moment a thug armed with a Samurai sword faced down police and motorists on Friday night in Crawley after ‘attacking two men’ – before he was blasted with a taser and arrested
Their injuries were ‘consistent with being stabbed by a bladed article’, police said.
The two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Footage shows the man waving the weapon in the air at what is said to be Cheals Roundabout as he got close to several cars.
The 32-year-old man was arrested by police using a taser and they took his weapon.
Police said he was taken into custody and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
In the video, the man holds a huge samurai sword in front of dozens of cars as he walks up and down the road
After the events of Friday night, Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard has asked for witnesses to come forward.
He said: ‘This was a serious and distressing assault on two people, and residents can expect to see a continued police presence in the area while our investigation is ongoing.
‘We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any relevant mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident.
‘We ask people not to share this footage on social media but to get in touch with us so it can be used to support our ongoing investigation.’
Those with information are asked to report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Slope.
Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police said the man was taken into custody and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder