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Officer rescued from training by firefighter due to “malfunctioning” handcuffs


Caught in a bind, a Scottish police officer had to be rescued by firefighters after his handcuffs malfunctioned on Saturday.

Police Scotland reported that a “malfunction” in the officer’s handcuffs during weekend safety training led to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service being called, using hydraulic rescue tools to free the officer.

“Officer safety training is a vital skill for police officers and involves training with handcuffs and other equipment,” a Police Scotland spokesperson told the BBC. “On this occasion there appears to have been a malfunction with a set of handcuffs which our colleagues at the fire service were fortunately able to assist with. This type of situation is thankfully rare but as has been demonstrated procedures are in place to deal with such an occurrence.”

While there were no reported injuries, the policeman’s ego likely sustained some bruising.

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