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South Wales Police Share Video Of Barry Firearms Incident


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.”

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