- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say that deputies used a Taser to subdue a fleeing suspect armed with two Samurai swords in a Los Angeles suburb.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ismael Chavez tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (https://bit.ly/1Ct0oHM) that the man’s mother called deputies Thursday to say her 38-year-old son who sometimes lives with her had pushed or punched her. She had no significant injuries.

Chavez says the man, Andrew Kao, fled from the home with the two swords.

Deputies found him about 10 minutes later several blocks away with the swords in his waistband.

Chavez says he was refusing to cooperate with deputies, who used the Taser on him when he reached for the weapons.

Chavez says he was taken to a hospital and examined then booked on suspicion of battery.


Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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