Video of Roswell bean bag shooting goes viral

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Video of a police shooting in Roswell is getting a lot of attention on social media.

This incident happened earlier this month and was posted on Facebook.

The video was taken by a bystander watching as officers appear to shoot the man; turns out they weren’t real shots but bean bags.

Police say the man was suicidal and armed with a knife.

The man was taken into custody without being harmed, prompting comments praising the police for using non-lethal tactics.

This comes as the Albuquerque police department faces criticism for the number of deadly police shootings and it’s dealings with the mentally ill.

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