May 2, 2014 9:24 am

Saskatoon police Taser man trying to harm himself

Saskatoon police Taser a man after he refuses to stop harming himself in a downtown alley.

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SASKATOON – Police had to Taser a man after he refused to stop harming himself in a downtown Saskatoon alley Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to the alley off the 100-block of 2nd Avenue South after someone saw the man trying harm himself with a knife.

Officers located the injured man and attempted to disarm him. When that was unsuccessful, they deployed the Taser.

The 51-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment.

A review of the use of the Taser will be held.

It’s the second time in less than a week police have used a Taser.

Last Friday, police unsuccessfully tried to Taser a man outside a home on Powe Street. He then stole a police cruiser, leading police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a truck on College Drive.

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