South Wales Police for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have released body cam footage of the terrifying moment officers were confronted with a firearm while responding to an incident in Barry.
WATCH: bodycam footage of the incident shared by South Wales Police.
Thankfully, the incident was brought to a speedy and safe conclusion, with backup officers arriving on the scene and successfully tasering the suspect. Additionally, though unbeknownst to the attending officers, the firearm was a replica.
The man in question, Karl Jones, 29, was subsequently sentenced to 16 months imprisonment on charges relating to the possession of an offensive weapon.
In a statement released on social media, South Wales Police for Cardiff and the Vale said of the incident:
“It takes a significant amount of skill, training and professional judgement to bring incidents like this to a safe conclusion with no injuries.”