Opole police officers detained a 33-year-old man who, with a 15-centimeter knife in his hand, accosted passers-by in the city center. Officers located him as he tried to walk away down a side street. However, the man did not follow the uniform’s instructions and tried to run away, so the officers were forced to use incapacitating gas.
A disturbing incident that took place on Thursday (July 20) evening was alerted to the police by a security guard at one of the shopping malls in Opole. It was to him that the frightened teenagers who were accosted by a strange man came to him.
As the spokesman for the Provincial Police Commander in Opole explains, subcomm. Dariusz Świątczak, the report showed, among other things, that this man was supposed to scare passers-by with a 15-cm knife in a square in the city center, accost them and make a fuss.
– The police found him on one of the side streets in the city center. The man did not respond to commands and tried to move away from the place, which can be seen in the recording. So the uniforms had to use gas and incapacitating grips – he emphasizes.
Inconsistent and chaotic explanations
Finally, a 33-year-old resident of the city was arrested. The man turned out to be intoxicated. More than 3 times the legal limit of alcohol was detected in his system. His explanations were chaotic and incoherent.
Depending on the results of the medical consultation, the 33-year-old must reckon with charges and an application for pre-trial detention.
Main photo source: KMP Wroclaw