The terrifying video captures the moment that a knifeman in balaclava uses his footlong blade to attack police officers trying to arrest him.
Two officers were unable to Taser the machete-wielding man, who was seen in Croydon (south London) during a shocking machete attack.
The knifeman appears poised to make a daring escape. However, a second officer seems to have used incapacitant spray on the attacker to stop him.
As one person rushes to assist, the thug circles again before finally falling on his motorcycle.
According to the Metropolitan Police, a 23-year-old man was taken into custody and charged by police following an incident at Cherry Tree Green.
This shocking machete attack took place in Croydon in south London. It shows the man in mask hacking at two officers who failed to apply Taser.
Robert Ball (31), a roofer, shot the video in Croydon south London at 10 o’clock on December 30th.
The short clip shows the knifeman striking out at one officer, while he desperately holds onto his legs.
After failing to Taser his accomplice, the officer swings at the 50,000v device like a fly, before he continues to hurl more punches.
The officer then appears to be circling around and pulling out large, black objects. This prompts the second officer to spray him while he is talking on his radio.
This clip features the knifeman attacking one police officer who desperately tries his best to grab him by the legs.
He gets up and stands again, but he is still being attacked by the knifeman in balaclava (right).
Officer tries unsuccessfully to Taser perpetrator. He swings away from the 50,000v device, as though it were a small fly. The cop then rains down even more insults.
Met confirms that 2 officers were hurt, with 1 suffering from a concussion, and the other a suspected fracture.
Eyewitness Mr Ball stated that he was shocked to discover it was a knife. He tried to remove it.
“The blade should have been twice as long as your forearm. I thought, “What the heck!” I am a resident of the region. It does not feel secure.
Scotland Yard stated Wednesday that detectives now need witnesses in the Cherry Tree Green case.
After circling around, the thug finally falls over a bike lying on its side. One member of the general public rushes in to help.
Although it looks like the knifeman is going to pull off an impressive escape, the second officer appears to be using incapacitant to shock the attacker.
MailOnline received a statement from the force stating that officers from Met’s South Area Command Safer Transport Team pulled over a motorcyclist at Cherry Tree Green in Croydon.
“The 23-year-old man became violent during the stop. After Taser deployment, the man was arrested.
A knife was discovered on the spot.
The concussion of one officer was fatal, while the suspected fracture in another officer is being investigated.
In connection to the incident, a man aged 23 has been taken into custody.
‘Anyone who either witnessed or has footage of the incident should email firstname.lastname@example.org, call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1096/30DEC.’