That is the second a housebreaking suspect takes a Specsavers employee hostage with a knife to her throat as police attempt to arrest him.
James Tallon, 28, may be seen grabbing his horrified sufferer and utilizing her as a human protect, backing away as a policeman pulls for a taser.
The 2 officers may be heard shouting ‘Jamie put it down now’ repeatedly as he edges in the direction of the again hearth escape.
The video cuts as Tallon does a runner out of the store in Frome, Somerset, however he was quickly tackled to the bottom by a safety guard, and a battle ensured.
Officers tried to pepper spray the assailant, however he managed to get away after which tried to hijack a automotive with two youngsters inside, demanding their mom get out of the automobile.
The girl’s associate, who was within the passenger seat, intervened and Tallon as soon as once more fled.
Police launched a manhunt following the incident on December 14 final yr, resulting in Tallon’s arrest two days later.
Tense footage reveals James Tallon holding a knife to a lady’s throat in Specsavers (Image: SWNS)
Tallon has been sentenced to 6 years in jail following the standoff (Image: SWNS)
Footage reveals Tallon backing away with a knife held to his sufferer’s throat (Image: SWNS)
Avon and Somerset Police added: ‘An officer recognised him driving a automobile and moved his police automotive to dam it – leading to him operating off as soon as extra.
‘He once more resisted arrest, violently battling the officer earlier than a colleague got here to his help.
‘Following a trial at Taunton Crown Courtroom final week he was convicted of false imprisonment, threats to kill a police officer, affray, possession of a bladed article and assault by beating.
‘He was sentenced to 6 years in jail with an prolonged 4 years on licence.’
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