Bergen County SWAT Team Uses Stun Gun to Convince Disturbed Man to Surrender Peacefully in Fairview NJ
The Bergen County Police SWAT team used its new stun guns for the first time while convincing a disturbed man to surrender.
An emotionally disturbed Fairview man barricaded himself in his bedroom with a knife, prompting police officers to respond to the scene.
When officers arrived at the scene, they began talking to the 27-year-old man. According to the Bergen County police chief, the disturbed man told officers that he had no intention of surrendering and that they would have to kill him.
Officers entered the bedroom by picking the lock on the door. Once inside the room, officers saw that the man appeared to be reaching for his knife. Officers warned the man not to grab his knife: they threatened to stun him with a Taser. When the man saw two (2) red laser dots on his chest, he finally decided to surrender.
The Bergen County Police Department is the first department in the county to receive authorization to use the Taser X2 devices. The department purchased 20 Taser X2 stun guns in July. These new stun guns give Bergen County police officers a non-lethal option when dealing with extremely dangerous situations.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Stun Gun Convinces ‘Disturbed’ Fairview Man to Surrender to Police.“