Police taken to hospital after officer is stunned with his own taser

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TWO police officers were taken to hospital after one was shocked with their taser and another kicked in the face during an incident with a man in Kardinya overnight.

Police spotted the man allegedly in possession of a pole on South Street near Dixon Street before giving chase on foot.

A police spokesman said the “scuffle” took place once the 34-year-old Manjimup man was caught.

“During this a taser was discharged by one of the police officers which was ineffective,” he said.

“It will be alleged the man kicked out with his legs into the face of one of the officers causing pain and dizziness.”

The Manjimup man is then alleged to have kicked and punched the second officer before “grabbing at the taser, causing it to release a second cycle”.

“After several minutes the man was able to be restrained and handcuffed,” the spokesman said.

The officers, one of whom had mild concussion, were conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital for medical treatment but have since been released.

The Manjimup man – who remains in hospital under observation – has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, causing a substance to be taken or received with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and being armed in a way to cause fear.

He is due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court today.

Police are asking for anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in Kardinya and Willagee last night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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