Police officer uses kick to knock over man who is holding woman a woman hostage with a knife to her throat. Others then move in to secure the man.
Baton strikes and arm/wrist grab attempts ineffective.
Quite typical in street confrontations – while focused on fighting a single person, we are extremely vulnerable to attack from others.
A bystander initially approaches the man from behind while he is focused on the police, grabs him around the waist and effectively takes him to the ground. Police move in, then escort the bystander away and attempt to control the man with arm/wrist holds. When they fail at this and the man struggles free, they deploy their batons and strike him several times to little effect. The man eventually is able to walk away and the police follow behind by the end of the video.
Three police grab both wrists of man and are unable to effect a takedown until a fourth officer grabs the man around the neck from behind and pulls him to the ground.
Police officer uses a snapdown to control person resisting arrest. He initially grabbed the wrist only to prevent escape, then clinched and executed a snapdown, controlling the man with transitions and body positioning on the ground.
Security guards take down a man who has invaded the field at a soccer match. The guards hit him with their batons while restrained, and the crowd intervenes and attacks them in return.
The chief mistake by the guards was failing to appreciate how their actions may appear to bystanders.
A police officer struggles to arrest a man by wrist control alone. Two bystanders intervene and clinch with the man around the upper body. One of the former bystanders transitions to control the legs, and together execute a very effective takedown and control of the man. Throughout the takedown, the police officer continues to attempt some kind of wrist/arm control.
A man is seriously injured, possibly killed with a hammer. This illustrates how deadly such an item can be, and why a person wielding something like a hammer must be treated as a deadly threat.