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30 police officers with riot shields tackle machete wielding man

This is the shocking moment a man lunges at police with a two-foot machete - as over 30 officers try and detain him.

The video shows a pot-bellied man in a distinctive floral shirt viciously swinging the huge blade wildly in the air in Brockley, south London.

As he lurches forward, officers resort to fighting him off with a wheelie bin in an attempt to subdue him.

The video footage shows the man frenziedly staggering around the normally busy main road grasping the blade tightly in his right hand.

With two squad cars parked in the middle of the road to act as cover, police officers continue to scream at the attacker during the seven-minute video urging him to lay down his weapon.

But ignoring their pleas, he strides around lashing out at anyone who dares step near him.

He can be heard screaming 'come on then' before cornering one policeman behind a wheelie bin.

Acting instinctively

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Added: May-18-2011 Occurred On: May-16-2011
By: mrtrouble
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Tags: crazy, man, machete, london, wtf, police, detained, mental, health, act
Location: Brockley, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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