Police in Regina tased a 42-year-old man early Saturday morning after they allegedly found him outside, brandishing large butcher knives.
According to police, around 1 a.m. they were called out to a home on the 5000 block of 2nd Avenue, a few blocks west of Albert Street, for a man “causing problems.”
When officers got there, they said they found a man outside holding the two large knives. Officers say they told the man to drop the knives, but when he ignored them, they deployed their conducted energy weapons, commonly called tasers.
The man was arrested, then taken to hospital to be checked by a doctor.
Shane Bigstone, 42, is being charged with possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace. He will make his first appearance in court on these charges on Wednesday.