A video went viral online yesterday as Maha Sarakham police revealed their new “stick” method of subduing dangerous suspects.

Precinct superintendent Colonel Chairoj Nakharaj said that the Provisional Police Region 4 used their new method in cases where subjects are armed with items such as knives or if they are agitated.

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The man in the video was arrested using the new practice after police were alerted that a drunken man was wielding something that looked like a long knife wrapped in cloth at a bus station in Maha Sarakham on Saturday.

Police In Thailand Reveal New "Stick" Method To Subdue Suspects

Colonel Chairoj said his officers had been training with the sticks once a week for the past year and his team of 4 officers trained to use three Y-shaped sticks and one hooked stick were able to safely subdue the suspect.

The hooked stick is designed to pull the suspect to the ground so those with the Y-shaped sticks can safely pin the down the assailant, preventing injury to both the suspect and the officers.

The man in the video was arrested for creating a public disturbance.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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