Arizona police officer accidentally STABS himself in the NECK after using taser on man holding knife


An Arizona police officer tased a knife-wielding man who refused to put down his blade – only for the suspect to fall onto the ground and stab himself in the neck.

The wild incident was caught on bodycam in Glendale on November 23 after officers arrived on scene for a ‘suspicious’ fire, where authorities ultimately found a person ‘acting odd.’

Police were quickly able to determine that the man, who has not been named, was associated with the housefire which they deemed suspicious, while an officer began talking to the individual in an effort to calm him down.

One officer can be heard telling the man, who was not named, to stay away from the fire trucks so ‘they can do their job, according to the bodycam footage.   

‘You can’t go there, it’s not safe,’ the officer told the man as he made a move toward the burning home. 

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The wild incident occurred in Glendale on November 23 after officers arrived on scene for a 'suspicious' fire, where authorities ultimately found a person, pictured, 'acting odd'

The wild incident occurred in Glendale on November 23 after officers arrived on scene for a ‘suspicious’ fire, where authorities ultimately found a person, pictured, ‘acting odd’

Pictured: the video footage shows as the officer tells the man to grab a bottle of water and walk down the block away from firefighters working on scene

Pictured: the video footage shows as the officer tells the man to grab a bottle of water and walk down the block away from firefighters working on scene

Pictured: the video footage shows as the officer tells the man to grab a bottle of water and walk down the block away from firefighters working on scene

After returning near the officer's side, the man then pulls out a large kitchen knife, pictured, while the officer commands him to drop it

After returning near the officer's side, the man then pulls out a large kitchen knife, pictured, while the officer commands him to drop it

After returning near the officer’s side, the man then pulls out a large kitchen knife, pictured, while the officer commands him to drop it

'Put the knife down now,' the officer tells the disturbed man, pictured, before tasing him to the ground, causing him to stab himself in the neck as he is being tased

'Put the knife down now,' the officer tells the disturbed man, pictured, before tasing him to the ground, causing him to stab himself in the neck as he is being tased

‘Put the knife down now,’ the officer tells the disturbed man, pictured, before tasing him to the ground, causing him to stab himself in the neck as he is being tased

The video footage shows as the officer tells the man to grab a bottle of water and walk down the block away from firefighters working on scene.

Instead, the man dumps the water all over the ground before putting the empty bottle into a nearby mailbox as the officer continues to try and direct him. 

After returning near the officer’s side, the man then pulls out a large kitchen knife while the officer commands him to drop it. 

‘Put the knife down now,’ the officer tells the disturbed man, who appears to refuse the officer’s orders. 

The man does not comply, and instead holds the knife to his chest and neck before walking away from the officer. 

The man, pictured, can be seen menacingly holding the large kitchen knife, which stabbed him in the neck after he was tased and lost control of his body, falling onto the ground and blade

The man, pictured, can be seen menacingly holding the large kitchen knife, which stabbed him in the neck after he was tased and lost control of his body, falling onto the ground and blade

The man, pictured, can be seen menacingly holding the large kitchen knife, which stabbed him in the neck after he was tased and lost control of his body, falling onto the ground and blade

The man does not comply, and the officer, pictured above, can be seen struggling with him, causing the officer to receive a cut after the man accidentally stabbed himself in the neck

The man does not comply, and the officer, pictured above, can be seen struggling with him, causing the officer to receive a cut after the man accidentally stabbed himself in the neck

The man does not comply, and the officer, pictured above, can be seen struggling with him, causing the officer to receive a cut after the man accidentally stabbed himself in the neck

Pictured: the officer's Taser can be seen on the ground after the man was tased and fell to the ground, where he landed on his own knife, stabbing him in the neck

Pictured: the officer's Taser can be seen on the ground after the man was tased and fell to the ground, where he landed on his own knife, stabbing him in the neck

Pictured: the officer’s Taser can be seen on the ground after the man was tased and fell to the ground, where he landed on his own knife, stabbing him in the neck

The officer produces a Taser and uses it on the man, who falls face-first onto the ground as the knife goes through his neck, cutting the officer in the process. 

As the man falls to the ground, the officer lunges towards him to grab him, and cut his own hand in the process.  

‘The knife is in his neck,’ the officer can be heard saying on his bodycam video.

The officer and a fireman on scene then work to get the wounded man on to his back as the man struggled. 

The video abruptly ends with the man scene in a fetal position with the knife still sticking out of his neck. 

Authorities added that the man continued to struggle and initially refused to allow paramedics to treat his injuries

Authorities added that the man continued to struggle and initially refused to allow paramedics to treat his injuries

Authorities added that the man continued to struggle and initially refused to allow paramedics to treat his injuries

The officer and a fireman on scene, pictured, then work to get the wounded man on to his back as the man struggled

The officer and a fireman on scene, pictured, then work to get the wounded man on to his back as the man struggled

The officer and a fireman on scene, pictured, then work to get the wounded man on to his back as the man struggled

The unidentified man, pictured, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and eventually released

The unidentified man, pictured, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and eventually released

The unidentified man, pictured, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and eventually released

Authorities added that the man continued to struggle and initially refused to allow paramedics to treat his injuries.

The unidentified man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and eventually released.

Somehow, the man did not receive life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

The officer received only minor injuries, as well, police said.

The man’s identity has not been released as of Monday morning, while authorities said the ‘suspicious nature of the fire’ and the ensuing stabbing incident remains under investigation. 



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