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Regina police deploy Taser on male allegedly armed with knife – Regina

Regina Police Service (RPS) officers deployed a Taser to apprehend a male who was armed with a knife early Sunday morning, officers stated.

The incident occurred on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 7:44 a.m., when police had been dispatched to 7th Avenue North and Nollet Avenue for a report of an injured male with a knife.

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“Upon arrival, officers positioned the male within the 300 block of McCarthy Boulevard North,” stated RPS.

“The police directed the male to drop the knife, however the male refused. The male was holding the knife towards his physique. The officers feared the male would proceed to hurt himself, so one of many officers efficiently deployed his (performed vitality weapon) CEW, which allowed officers to soundly take the male into custody.”

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Police said the male was handled on scene by Emergency Medical Companies (EMS) and was apprehended underneath the Psychological Well being Act and transported to the hospital by EMS. The male won’t be dealing with any felony costs.

RPS said the deployment of the CEW/Taser is documented by means of studies and will probably be reviewed by a Use of Pressure Overview Board, which is a panel inside the RPS, made up of skilled officers. All makes use of of drive are additionally reported to the Saskatchewan Police Fee.

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