Police Taser man at event attended by Gov. Gen.
Yet more Taser turmoil in Vancouver, this time at a high profile event attended by our head of state.
There are so many police in the Downtown Eastside, it seems odd they couldn't handle one guy without electricity.
Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean got a dose of reality on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Thursday night when police used a Taser gun on a man outside the venue where she was attending a function.
Jean was the guest speaker at a forum on urban arts in a gallery on East Hastings Street.
While the forum was going on inside, a man outside on the street in front of the gallery was stunned by a police Taser after he got aggressive with police officers, Acting Sgt. Steve Watters told CBC News.
Officers were trying to get the man off a busy road. He was in the middle of an intersection where he was almost hit by a bus, Watters said.
Police said officers were unable to control the man, so the stun gun had to be used to finally subdue him. Police said officers were unable to control the man, so the stun gun had to be used to finally subdue him.