According to reports, a man in Liverpool slashed himself in the throat after being challenged by pedophile hunters.
Facebook Live captured the heartbreaking incident, capturing the moment the man got into his car, pulled out a knife, and sliced the man’s throat. It was later taken down.
The incident happened in a parking lot on St. Chad’s Drive, and emergency services arrived there quickly. The injured man was taken to the hospital, where he is currently in a stable condition.
An part of the short-term parking lot close to Kirkby Police Station has been sealed off by police.
According to the Liverpool Echo, a DJ unrelated to the incident arrived at his shift working at a pub and said police had been everywhere by the time he arrived for his shift at 5pm.
“He said a sheet was put up and the man was loaded into an ambulance.
Merseyside Police said in a statement: “We can confirm that officers were on St Chad’s Drive following an incident this evening in Liverpool (Friday, August 26).
“At around 5pm officers attended an incident near Kirkby Police Station where a man was detained.
“The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his throat following the incident where he remains in a stable condition.
“A 55-year-old man from Kirkby was later arrested on suspicion of grooming a child under 14 and possession of a bladed article.
“An investigation is underway and a scene in place in the area whilst officers continue witness enquiries and examine CCTV footage.”