Source: @Purgatory's Twitter account video screengrab.

Man in Woodlands tasered by police after refusing to drop knife

A video of a man who got tasered by police officers after he went around with a knife in his hand threatening to stab people, has been spreading online.

Twitter user @Purgatory posted the videos of the incident on his Twitter account.

It was said to have taken place in Woodlands on Monday (10 April) evening.

The first video shows the man having a conversation with two policemen beside Causeway Point. Due to the distance the video was taken, the exchange between the policemen and the man could not be heard.

It can, however, be seen that the man is holding a knife in his right hand.

https://twitter.com/Purgat0ry__/status/851397360211054593

In the second video, the man was seen lying on the ground.

https://twitter.com/Purgat0ry__/status/851420782924148737

The reason for the man’s action is still unknown.