Chatham-Kent police Taser man with large steel pipe
A 48-year-old Chatham-Kent man is facing weapons charges after police say he charged at security guards with a large steel pipe.
Police responded to a weapons investigation on Grand Avenue West in Chatham at 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police say they learned the man was observed by security whipping a large chain at a pylon. When approached, the man allegedly became confrontational and charged at the security guards aggressively, holding a large steel pipe.
Police located the man on Emma Street.
Police say he continued to be aggressive while holding the pipe in a threatening manner. Police utilized negotiation techniques and a conducted energy weapon to disarm the man and take him into custody without incident.
The 48-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous for the public peace. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
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