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Taser used to subdue man who bit police officer

Durham Police deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (taser) to subdue a distraught male who had bitten an officer at a residence in Oshawa.

On November 4 just before 10 pm., members of Central East Division were dispatched to a call near Sommerville Street in Oshawa for a male walking into traffic. Officers arrived and located the male, who complied with officers and was removed from the roadway, said a police statement.

The male requested the officers to drive him to his residence nearby. When officers dropped him off at the residence, the male’s mental health deteriorated and he became assaultive towards the officers, biting one of the officers in the arm. Officers used a CEW to gain control and the male was apprehended and taken to local hospital for a mental health assessment, police said.

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