NUTS! THAT’S GOING TO HURT: Seige Gunman Hit In Groin With Police Rubber Bullet

This is the moment a drunken gunman is brought down by an agonising police rubber bullet in his crotch,

Suspect Mark Francioni, 51, had surrendered a terrifying seven-hour standoff holding his partner at gunpoint in Palm Coast city, Florida, USA, on 26th May.

But when he finally emerged after his front door was battered down by a [police robot unit, Francioni refused to obey orders to keep his hands above his head.

Mark Francioni, 51, was arrested after for armed domestic situation after a seven-hour standoff, on the 26th of May 2022 in Palm Coast, Florida. (volusiamug/Clipzilla)

And as his left hand wandered towards his jeans pocket Flagler County Sheriff officers opened fire with rubber baton rounds.

One caught Francioni directly in his groin, doubling him up in pain as he staggered forward and groaned “Oh f*** it!”

Earlier Francioni is said to have kept his partner at gunpoint after threatening to kill her and then shoot himself.

He reportedly told her he “could kill her right now” and that he “was going to put a bullet in her head”.

The victim then heard a gunshot, ran to the room and saw Francioni standing near the bed, saying: “Now I know it works, and you’re next.”

The next morning, Francioni continued his aggressive behaviour and took the victim’s mobile phone, throwing it at her leg, as she attempted to leave the home.

Mark Francioni, 51, was arrested after for armed domestic situation after a seven-hour standoff, on the 26th of May 2022 in Palm Coast, Florida. (volusiamug/Clipzilla)

She then made her way to the front door, opened it and was grabbed by Francioni and pulled back in, screaming for help.

Eventually, she was able to escape to a neighbour’s house and called police.

Deputies arrived at the residence around 1:30pm to find Francioni barricaded in his home.

The FCSO SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) responded after learning there were multiple firearms in the home and Francioni refused to exit.

Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, he made multiple threats to harm himself and others while drinking heavily.

After seven hours of negotiations which had deteriorated as he became more intoxicated and irrational, Sheriff Staly, authorized the SWAT team to use the battering ram on the armoured Bearcat to force open the barricaded door.

Mark Francioni 51 in front of his house on the 26th of May 2022 in Palm Coast, Florida. (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office/Clipzilla)

The video shows how the door was destroyed by the battering ram on the armoured Bearcat and Francioni stepped out.

Since he failed to follow orders, he was struck with two less-lethal 40mm rubber rounds and was then secured without further incident.

Sherif Staly said: “This drunken dirtbag had multiple firearms in his possession and disturbed the neighborhood for hours.”

Francioni had previously been charged in Volusia County in 2010 for Domestic Battery, Driving Under the Influence and was charged in 2005 in Pennsylvania with Aggravated Assault.

This time, Francioni is facing charges for Felony Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault.

Additional charges are pending.

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