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Axe wielding man in Newfoundland charged after being Tasered by police

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Police in Newfoundland say officers used a stun gun to subdue a man accused of wielding an axe in downtown St. John’s.


September 5, 2017
By The Canadian Press

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the axe-wielding man was Tasered during a confrontation with officers shortly after midnight Sunday.

They say the 23-year-old man was not injured during the incident.

Police say the suspect is scheduled to appear in court today.

The man faces charges including possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

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