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Police use stun guns on unco-operative patient from Sask. in Ont. hospital

It's alleged a Saskatchewan man became combative with Ontario officers and they used their conductive energy weapons to control him. Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

Provincial police say officers used their stun guns on a man in a northern Ontario hospital so he could receive needed medical treatment.

Police say officers who pulled over a vehicle in Dryden on Wednesday afternoon believed a 33-year-old passenger from Saskatchewan was in medical distress.

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They said paramedics took him to hospital for treatment, but he was unco-operative and tried to escape from the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

It’s alleged the man became combative with officers at the scene and they used their conductive energy weapons to control him.

OPP said man was restrained and medical staff were able to treat him, but they did not say what he was treated for.

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Police say there were no injuries and no charges were laid.

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