This is the moment a burglary suspect takes a Specsavers worker hostage with a knife to her throat as police try to arrest him.
James Tallon, 28, can be seen grabbing his horrified victim and using her as a human shield, backing away as a policeman pulls for a taser.
The two officers can be heard shouting ‘Jamie put it down now’ repeatedly as he edges towards the back fire escape.
The video cuts as Tallon does a runner out of the shop in Frome, Somerset, but he was soon tackled to the ground by a security guard, and a struggle ensured.
Officers tried to pepper spray the assailant, but he managed to get away and then tried to hijack a car with two children inside, demanding their mother get out of the vehicle.
The woman’s partner, who was in the passenger seat, intervened and Tallon once again fled.
Police launched a manhunt following the incident on December 14 last year, leading to Tallon’s arrest two days later.
Avon and Somerset Police added: ‘An officer recognised him driving a vehicle and moved his police car to block it – resulting in him running off once more.
‘He again resisted arrest, violently struggling with the officer before a colleague came to his assistance.
‘Following a trial at Taunton Crown Court last week he was convicted of false imprisonment, threats to kill a police officer, affray, possession of a bladed article and assault by beating.
‘He was sentenced to six years in prison with an extended four years on licence.’
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