Taser used on knife man

ARMED police were deployed to a house where a man with a knife was threatening to set the building on fire.

Teams were called to Old Lane Court in Brighouse just before 9pm on Tuesday, where the man refused to let officers inside and started throwing objects out of the window.

He then threatened officers with a knife.

Force negotiators and armed officers were dispatched and firefighters were asked to be on stand by.

The man was tasered but the device did not stop him.

A 27-year-old was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault and making racial threats.

He was being questioned at Halifax Police Station yesterday. Anyone with information about the incident can call 0845 6060606