SWAT officers wrestled an elderly man onto the ground after he refused to take a coronavirus test in northern China.
The shocking video, filmed in the city of Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province on January 11, shows an elderly man holding a brick in his hand and refusing to take a Covid-19 test.
Four police officers then held the man down on the ground, while holding his face for a paramedic worker in protective clothing to get a sample from him for the test.
The emotional elderly man also reportedly spat at the officers repeatedly.
According to reports, the city became China's new Covid-19 epicentre recently and more than 20 million people were put in a lockdown.
A person on Weibo said: "Did anyone communicate with the elderly man in advance? If no, it is a bit over the top."
Another said: "It was a bit harsh to an elderly man." The video was provided by local media with permission.