- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says its police chief used a stun gun on a man in Philadelphia while responding to reports of a large brawl.

SEPTA spokeswoman Carla Showell-Lee tells the Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1TAMsUd ) that Chief Thomas Nestel III used the stun gun Wednesday afternoon.

SEPTA says a melee broke out when residents tried to hold down two intoxicated men. Showell-Lee says one was a driver who hit several parked cars and the other was his passenger.

Showell-Lee says Nestel used the stun gun on the passenger when he lunged at another responding officer, who was trying to arrest the driver.

The passenger was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The driver was taken into custody.

SEPTA says the use of the stun gun was warranted.



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