THIS is the moment a maniac with a samurai sword faced down cops after allegedly attacking a couple before he was stopped with a Taser.
Cops raced to the scene in Crawley shortly after 7.30pm on Friday after receiving reports of a man with a weapon.
Two people were found injured on Horsham Road, Sussex Police said.
Cops said the pair had injuries “consistent with being stabbed by a bladed article”.
The victims were rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
pictures from the scene showed a man wearing a black vest brandishing a massive samurai sword as he paced up and down the road in front of dozens of cars.
The pictures appears to have been taken from inside a car at Cheals Roundabout, showed the man waving the metre-long weapon in the air as he approached several vehicles.
Cops said a 32-year-old man was detained by officers at the scene using a Taser and a weapon was seized.
He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into custody.
Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard has appealed for witnesses to come forward after the “distressing assault”.
He said: “This was a serious and distressing assault on two people, and residents can expect to see a continued police presence in the area while our investigation is ongoing.
“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any relevant mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident.
“We ask people not to share this footage on social media but to get in touch with us so it can be used to support our ongoing investigation.”