Man tasered after climbing tree to avoid arrest

Last updated 14:56 01/05/2012

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Police tasered a man who climbed a tree to avoid being arrested and then confronted officers.

The 28-year-old Pahiatua man hid up the tree at the back of his property last night after police arrived to execute an arrest warrant.

He has been wanted by police on minor matters since February, and had been subject to the warrant since last week.

Sergeant Jymahl Glassey, of Pahiatua, said when the man failed to show at his door, officers searched the house and backyard.

''We searched the property knowing that he couldn't have escaped our cordon, and then we heard some rustling up a tree and looked up and it was him.

''After a while he came down and then he got confrontational and aggressive with one of the officers when he moved to arrest him.''

The man then allegedly pushed the officer over and ran back into the house.

''It's there he met another officer coming through the house from the other end, and he's confronted him too.''

The officer tasered then the man and arrested him, Mr Glassey said.

The 28-year-old was charged with assault and is due to appear in Palmerston North District Court today.

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