(NPR) For police, the new coronavirus poses a dilemma: How do you apprehend a suspect in the era of social distancing?
In India, they've come up with a way to lengthen the long arms of the law: giant tongs.
In what looks more like a scene from a cops-and-robbers cartoon, this week police in the northern city of Chandigarh tweeted a video of an officer demonstrating how to use a 6-foot pole with a two-pronged claw at the end to detain a suspect. The officer, wearing a surgical mask, clamps the device around a man's waist and forces him into a pickup truck.
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