A man was to appear in the Nelson District Court this morning after he was tasered by police in the middle of a street following a violent domestic incident.
Acting Sergeant Marty Bagnall said police had been called to St Vincent St at about 5pm yesterday.
A 27-year-old Victory man had allegedly injured his partner by putting his hands around her neck, he said.
The man refused to be arrested and police eventually tasered him in the middle of St Vincent St as bystanders looked on.
The man was charged with injuring with intent to injure and was to appear in court this morning.
Visiting photographer Richard Simpson said from what he understood the incident had begun on Northesk St, and moved down St Vincent St.
When police arrived, the man had refused to be arrested and ran away from them.
The man had been beating his chest and taunting police, telling them to, "hit me here", he said.
Once more police arrived on the scene, an officer tasered the man, and he was arrested.
Simpson said there were plenty of bystanders at the scene, including families and children.
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