BRIDGE HORROR Shocking moment man jumps off bridge after being Tasered by cops over waving screwdriver

BRIDGE HORROR Shocking moment man jumps off bridge after being Tasered by cops over waving screwdriver

The man had been waving a screwdriver at cops before they shot him with the electronic device and he plummeted into the Thames below.

Police Tasered a man moments before he jumped off a London bridge
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Police Tasered a man moments before he jumped off a London bridgeCredit: Supplied
Officers were called to a "disturbance" on Chelsea Bridge Road in west London at around 9am following reports that an armed man was shouting.

On arrival, they challenged him and a Taser was discharged but they were unable to safely detain him, the Metropolitan Police said.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, then made a run for it and plunged into the river.

A rescue operation was immediately launched and he was eventually rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Footage of the drama shows the Tasered man seemingly writhing in pain in the middle of the road while two officers shout orders.

He then jumps over a barrier before hurling himself over the railings and into the water below.

Kamal Elsayes, who was driving along the bridge at the time, said: "The guy had something in his hand that looked like a blue screwdriver.

"The police were telling him to put it down. He dropped it and next thing I know he jumps in the river."

Alice Fuller