- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville police say an agitated man who was running around a pulpit during a church service had to be subdued with a Taser.

A police statement says officers were called about a 52-year-old man communicating threats in a neighborhood near downtown Sunday.

When officers arrived, witnesses said the man had gone into a nearby Free Will Baptist Church and taken a seat among the worshippers. Police say that after officers went to the church, the man began running around the pastor at the pulpit. Officers used a stun gun on him after he refused to obey orders.

Police say suspect Kevin Stephen Whiting was charged with resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant on a kidnapping charge stemming from December. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

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