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Taser used to arrest Alberta man after plywood thrown at officers: RCMP

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A Slave Lake man was Tasered by police after he allegedly threw a piece of plywood at officers.

Mounties initially arrested the man in Slave Lake on June 26 after receiving a report of a suspicious person.

When officers located and spoke to the man, they discovered he was on house arrest after allegedly attempting to punch a police officer on April 9, and reportedly attempting to cash a stolen cheque on April 22.

He was arrested on charges of breaching conditions and resisting arrest and taken before a Justice of the Peace and released for a future court date.

On Tuesday, Mounties got a report about a suspicious man in a backyard in Slave Lake.

Mounties located the same man and attempted to arrest him for breaching his house arrest.

The man allegedly threw a piece of plywood at the officers, and a Taser was used to arrest him.

The 31-year-old man has been charged with:

  • two counts of assaulting a police officer;
  • five counts of failure to comply with release order;
  • three counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer;
  • possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose; and
  • two counts of uttering threats.

He remains in custody, and is set to appear in court on July 31.

Slave Lake is about 250 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.