A MAN carrying two knives in a West Yorkshire pub was shot with a high- powered electric stun gun by armed police.
Police went to the King's Arms Hotel in Haworth at 11pm last night following reports of a man brandishing two knives.
Armed police challenged him, then shot him with a Taser gun and arrested him.
Police said the man was already being sought by officers after allegedly threatening his partner with a knife.
No-one, including the suspect, was injured.
A police spokesman said: "The man was challenged in the pub, which was empty of other customers, by armed officers.
"They deployed Taser against him when he refused to surrender the knives or co-operate with police.
"The man was disarmed and arrested and is in police custody.
"Inquiries are continuing into the incident.
"The West Yorkshire Police professional standards unit has been informed and an internal inquiry into the incident will take place.
"This is standard practice following the discharge of such a weapon."
Taser weapons have been carried by specially-trained armed police officers in West Yorkshire since July this year.
They have been used in the county before last night's drama.
The air Taser gun runs off eight batteries.
It looks like a pistol, but uses compressed air to fire two darts that trail electric cable back to the handset.
When the darts strike, a five-second, 50,000-volt charge is released down the cable, causing the suspect's muscles to contract uncontrollably.
The police spokesman added: "Tasers are an option for use in situations where firearms authority has been granted."