Police use stun gun to arrest suspect at Waterloo business

Waterloo Regional Police Service cruisers behind the Kitchener station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police used a stun gun to apprehend a suspect in Waterloo on Saturday night.

Waterloo Regional Police say they were called to a business on Columbia Street West for a report of an unwanted man.

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Police allege that when they tried to arrest him, he became combative and they then used a “conducted energy weapon” or stun gun.

An officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries while the suspect was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure before being released.

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A 49-year-old man is facing several charges including assaulting police, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.


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