Police tase mentally ill man following commotion in Sando

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Police tase mentally ill man following commotion in Sando

A man said to be a soldier was tased and arrested by police after he caused a disturbance and damaged property in San Fernando on Tuesday morning.

The Emergency Response Patrol received a report at around 9am of malicious damage in Embacadere, where they found the man, who began throwing stones at them.

They called for back-up and officers of the Southern Division Task Force arrived and tried to arrest the man, who jumped onto the bonnet of a police car and refused to move.

An officer asked the man to move but he threatened them.

One officer used his Taser, and the man fell off the bonnet of the police car.

He was arrested and taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he remained under police guard on Tuesday afternoon.

The officer was also shocked while using the Taser and was treated for his injury.

Police said they suspect the man was mentally ill, as he was arrested last month for causing a similar disturbance, but later released.