Police Use Stun Gun On Man In NC Brawl

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A man is in critical condition after Fayetteville police used a stun gun on him during a brawl at a bus station.

Police say they tried to arrest the man Wednesday for repeatedly making bogus 911 calls from pay phones at the bus station, but that he fought about six officers.

Sgt. Gary Womble says officers used a stun gun on the man, but it appeared to have little effect and he continued to fight.

The man was eventually subdued and taken to a local hospital. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The department temporarily stopped using stun guns after the August death of 56-year-old Michael Wade Evans, who collapsed after being jolted in a scuffle with police.

Their use resumed after testing by the manufacturer.


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