The police officers had checked the old town of Düsseldorf at the weekend.  (icon picture)

In the old town of Düsseldorf, the police noticed a man with a combat knife. He didn’t respond to her instructions, they used an electric shock.

Dusseldorf – A man armed with a combat knife is in the Dusseldorfer old town of police officers knocked out with a stun gun.

The police officers had checked the old town of Düsseldorf at the weekend. (Iconic image) © Roberto Pfeil/dpa

The mentally disturbed man had previously stubbornly ignored the officials’ speeches, a police spokeswoman reported on Monday.

The eight-inch knife was in his waistband when officers arrived. According to witnesses, the 53-year-old had previously handled it.

After the use of the so-called Taser, the man was first treated on an outpatient basis in a clinic before a medical officer ordered his placement in a psychiatric clinic.

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The knife was secured by the police on Sunday afternoon.

At the time, the gun ban zone in the old town was not in force, but it was still a violation of the gun law.

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