Police taser man in possession of a MACHETE in Boston today


Officers from Lincolnshire Police were called to reports of a man wielding a machete in Boston this morning.

Police rushed to the scene at Wide Bargate, where the man was tasered.

An eye witness on the scene claims a woman ran into her shop saying the man had jumped in front of her car and slashed her car tyres.

Writing on the Facebook group Emergency Community Group (BOSTON) - another woman commented: “Not sure what the situation is at the moment but my husband rang to say he saw a man wielding a machete tasered on John Adams way not long ago. Heard traffic is a nightmare.”

A police spokesman told the Standard: “We were called at 9.38am today (August 7) to a car park on Wide Bargate, Boston, following a report of a man with a machete.

“Officers pursued the man, before deploying a Taser.

“The man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.”

“It’s believed that John Adams Way was closed for a time during this incident.”

More on this story as we get it.