assuming BG isn't dead or unconscience... employing handcuffs for any reason
means physical contact with BG which should also mean a frisking and having an extra body or two available to help control resistance.
On almost any episode of COPS when a BG resists being cuffed, it always takes two trained people to get it done. And many shows, more than two.
And they all are trained and have sidearms.
I'll say no thanks to using cuffs. Too much Mr. Murphy coming into play.