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Police Taser assault suspect
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:05AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:11AM CST
A 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges following an incident in which police officers were required to use a Taser Monday night.
The Saskatoon Police Service responded to a disturbance just after 10 p.m. in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue South. Police say the suspect was swinging a chair at a staff member at a business and continued to threaten them with a machete. Officers pursued the man after he left the business, threw a sign through a window at another business, and threatened other people in the downtown area.
Police say the man attempted to stab another person with the machete and then took a rake from the back of a parked vehicle and began swinging it at others. In a release, police say the man did not comply with officers and began swinging the rake violently at police. As a result, two officers were required to use a Taser to arrest the man.
Police recovered a machete and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The man was cleared by M.D. Ambulance and there were no further injuries to anyone involved in the incident.
Police say a 30-year-old is facing charges of assaulting a police officer, two charges of mischief greater than $5,000, drug possession, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, two charges of assault with a weapon, and breach of probation.
The man will appear in court Tuesday morning.