Man armed with two kitchen knives is tasered at London’s Gatwick Airport

A man attempting to get through the security area at Gatwick Airport carrying two kitchen knives was shot with a stun gun.


A man carrying two kitchen knives through the security area at London’s Gatwick Airport was tasered and arrested by police early Monday morning.


CCTV shows the man calmly walking through the metal detector whilst security personnel step out of the way.


He then walks back towards the security area and throws the knives at two police officers – one armed with a taser the other with a machine gun.


The bearded man is then brought crashing to the ground by a 50,000-volt Taser shot.


Sussex Police confirmed the arrest at 1.55am on Monday, saying in a statement: “The area was secured and the man was challenged by officers, who used Taser to detain him. This is not being treated as terrorist-related.


“A 30-year-old man from Crawley, who was not a travelling passenger, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons and making threats to kill. He currently remains in police custody.”


Video footage of the incident can be viewed here.