Axe-wielding man tasered

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 12:49 05/11/2013

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Police subdued a Canterbury man with a Taser during a domestic callout.

Officers were called to a Lincoln property about 2pm on Sunday after reports of a man damaging property with an axe.

They spoke to a 55-year-old man, who was by this time alone at the property and had discarded the axe.

However, they were unable to resolve the issue by talking to him, police said.

''He has then threatened to assault the two officers and has been subdued with the use of a Taser,'' Constable Mike Harker said.

The man was arrested and charged with assaulting police and doing a threatening act. 

He appeared in the Christchurch District Court yesterday and was remanded. 

Harker said the man suffered no medical problems from being tasered.

"The whole matter was a sad situation and police are pleased no-one suffered any ill-effects, including the man's family," he said.

The incident would be automatically reviewed as the result of a Taser being used.

The axe was recovered.

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