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Kamloops RCMP taser and arrest man in ‘altered state of consciousness’

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June 11, 2016 - 9:13 AM

KAMLOOPS – For the second time in a week, Kamloops RCMP needed to use a Taser to subdue and arrest a suspect.

Police say at about 9 p.m., June 10, officers responded to a report of a man swinging a large, wooden walking staff at the corner of 6 Avenue and Seymour Street in the city’s downtown.

The suspect is well known to police with a record of violence, weapons possession and drug use, according to a RCMP media release.

“The words the male was yelling at a pedestrian led police to believe the male was in an altered state of consciousness,” Staff Sgt. Edward Preto says in the release.

One of the officers incapacitated the suspect with a conductive energy weapon, or Taser, and he was taken into custody. Police don’t say if the suspect was injured.

A 46-year-old man from the Lower Mainland is facing several charges and is being held in custody ahead of a court appearance. RCMP aren’t saying what charges he faces.

On June 3, police officers tasered and pepper sprayed a suspect near the Northhills Mall without subduing him — an incident caught on video by a bystander.

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