Saskatoon man Tasered after marijuana arrest turns violent

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after resisting arrest for carrying drugs.

The incident will be reviewed

A Saskatoon police officer Tasered a man after a physical altercation. (CBC News)

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after resisting arrest and allegedly carrying drugs. 

At about 1:00 p.m. Dec. 30 a police officer on the 100 block of 2nd Avenue North was approached by an unknown man. The man appeared to be intoxicated and was carrying a bag of what seemed to be marijuana. 

Police say when the officer attempted to arrest the man the two got into a physical altercation. The officer was unable to physically restrain the man, so they Tasered him. 

The suspect was brought into custody and taken to hospital as a precaution. The officer was not injured.

The incident will be reviewed according to police.


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