Tuesday, April 16, 2024

WPD officer uses jiu-jitsu to stop man from allegedly grabbing his gun

Nicholas Brown (courtesy WIlmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — A local police officer used martial arts techniques to stop a man who allegedly tried to take his firearm Wednesday morning.

According to a release from the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to an alarm at a building on South 2nd Street at about 1:35 a.m. and found 36-year-old Nicholas Brown, of Wilmington. The building was damaged.

Brown allegedly attempted to grab one of the officer’s guns while they arrested him. The WPD reported “the officer was able to utilize jiu-jitsu techniques to stop him from gaining control of the firearm.”

The officer incurred non-life-threatening injuries during the altercation.

Brown was charged with felony attempted breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, injury to real property, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on an officer, resist, delay or obstruct officers and communicating threats.

He was transported to the New Hanover County Detention Center where he is being held on a $100,000 secured bond.


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