Mentally ill man pepper-sprayed, tased and taken to St Ann’s

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    A mentally ill man has been pepper-sprayed, tased and taken to the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital after allegedly trying to attack police.

    Officers say the man was along Hutton Street, St Joseph wielding a weapon, behaving erratically towards the medics and ignoring police’s commands to calm down.

    As the violent episode continued, officers became fearful that the man may injure himself and others around him, leading to a female officer pepper-spraying him in the face.

    However, the man allegedly tried to attack the officers who were attempting to restrain him, forcing a policeman to tase him twice.

    The individual was strapped down to a stretcher and taken to the facility in St Ann’s for medical evaluation and treatment.