About 3.30am on Saturday, 16 March, USG officers attended a report of a disturbance outside Elements Nightclub in the Strand.
A group of young men and women were arguing and being disorderly. Whilst USG officers were arresting one man, another man tried to intervene and prevent the arrest. Despite repeated warnings he refused to desist and then pulled a knife on one of the officers. He refused to comply with instructions to put the knife down. As a result, an officer who was armed with both his conventional firearm and Taser, discharged the Taser. The man immediately fell to the ground where officers subdued him and disarmed him. The probes were removed and first aid was administered.
He is now in police custody on suspicion of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substance.
The agreed post-incident investigative protocols for the use of Taser have now been implemented and a report on the incident is being compiled.