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Police Taser man making threats to kill

A man arrested at Gloucester Railway Station on Monday night (June 17) has been charged with being in possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of making threats to kill.

Grant Stevens, aged 37, was approached by two female Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) at the station who thought the man might be connected to ongoing enquiries.

Stevens threatened both officers - first with a stick, then with a knife - forcing them to deploy a Taser device.

He was then taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment for a self-inflicted injury he has sustained before officers arrived.

Sgt Ash Shingler, from the Gloucester City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This is an example of the kind of risks our officers and staff may encounter as they go about their daily duties keeping communities safe.

"Both of the PCSOs remained calm and professional throughout this encounter and, fortunately, neither of them suffered any injuries.

"We will not tolerate these acts of violence and will take appropriate action towards offenders."

Stevens, of no fixed abode, is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today, Wednesday, June 19.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 513 of 17 June.

Alternatively information can be submitted via our online form: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/tell-us-about-something/?incident=513&date=1706-2019 

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