Wrap Technologies reports that on Saturday, April 6th, Fort Worth Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call where an armed suspect was threatening his girlfriend and her mother.
The victims were able to flee the location, and the suspect barricaded himself in the home armed with a shotgun, and refused to answer the phone or the door, according to Fort Worth police.
After an hours-long stand-off with S.W.A.T. officers, upon exiting the location, FWPD successfully deployed BolaWrap 100, a patented remote restraint tool, on the suspect, who taken into custody without the need for additional use of force.
(Learn More. Fort Worth Police Department SWAT officers are the first in the country to deploy a new, non-lethal weapon that uses a rope to lasso a person’s arms or legs. Courtesy of Wrap Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Apr 12, 2019.)
BolaWrap was designed as a new restraint method to assist law enforcement to take and maintain control in potentially dangerous encounters, and deescalate confrontations before rising to a level on the use of force continuum.
BolaWrap does not rely on pain to gain compliance, is intended to be used early in engagement, and is an ideal solution for safe restrain of individuals suffering mental crisis.
“We were fortunate to have been able to deploy the BolaWrap early in the encounter to help take the suspect into custody safely,” explained Lieutenant T. Plowman of Fort Worth PD following the above noted encounter.
“This is an example of the importance of providing the right tools for police officers for the right situations,” added Michael Rothans, Chief Operating Officer at Wrap Technologies.
“The BolaWrap 100 was able to be deployed from a distance to assist S.W.A.T. officers in the apprehension, while minimizing injury to the suspect.”
(See BolaWrap™ 100 in action – a hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an 8 foot bola style Kevlar® tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a subject at a range of 10-25 feet. Courtesy of Wrap Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Dec 12, 2018.)
Thomas Smith, co-founder of TASER International (now Axon Enterprise, Inc.) joined the company as President in March, and will be responsible for scaling domestic and international sales of the Company’s BolaWrap products to law enforcement and security agencies worldwide.
Mr. Smith is a proven executive with extensive operations, logistics, manufacturing, global sales and marketing experience selling technology to law enforcement.
Wrap Technologies has received requests for demonstrations, training and purchasing from more than 800 U.S. law enforcement agencies and from representatives from more than 50 countries over the past year, and is in the process of expanding its manufacturing, training, and distribution efforts in order to accommodate the global demand.
(See and hear more. Courtesy of Wrap Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Dec 12, 2018.)