Man tased by police on the run

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Man tased by police on the run

The search is on for a man who was tased by police during an incident in St Augustine on Wednesday.

Around 5 pm on Wednesday, officers on mobile patrol along Cumberbatch Lane, St Augustine, observed a man acting in a suspicious manner.

When the officers stopped and called out to the suspect, he reportedly began advancing towards them with a piece of wood in his hands.

After the suspect ignored verbal commands to stop, one of the officers fired at the man from a spark taser, resulting in him dropping the piece of wood and rolling down a short hill along the river bank, before he ran off.

The officers chased after him but were unable to apprehend the suspect, who remains at large.