MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police jolted a man with a Taser after he displayed a knife following a chase through multiple counties Saturday, authorities said.

The Hector Police Department said in a press release that the man was sought in connection with a domestic assault incident in Carver County.

A McLeod County deputy initially spotted the man’s vehicle as it entered eastern Renville County. The deputy then requested help from Renville County officers in stopping the man. A stop attempt was made, however, the man failed to stop, authorities said.

The chase ended in Sibley County, where the man got out of his car, armed with a knife. The man approached police from Hector and Buffalo Lake. Police said that after he failed to follow their orders, they tased him into submission.

Without further incident, police took the suspect into custody. He underwent an evaluation at Renville County Hospital and is currently in custody at the Renville County jail, where he awaits pending charges, police said.

Comments (23)
  1. Sibleycountyrocks!! says:

    “they electrocuted him into submission”…stay the h*ll out of that county!!

  2. rentacop says:

    “TASED” him would have been a better choice of words than “ELECTROCUTED” him into submission.

    1. Kyle says:

      “shocked be even better…thought electrocuted meant dead.
      That said – wish they had electrocuted the SOB at that. cheers

    2. Deputy Dan says:

      Exactly. Hats off, once again, to the staff writers at WCCO. May as well have said the cops “tortured him with a taser for kicks & giggles before taking him into custody,” since that was pretty much the message anyways.

  3. Thinkin says:

    Yes electrocuted does mean to be killed by electricity. It would be like saying they executed him into submission. They really should have caused multiple blunt trauma perforations into submission with lead based projectiles.

  4. do do says:

    why tase?? Use the 357 mag. that’s what it’s for….save the tax payer 10’s of thousands of bucks…….

    1. The facts man, the facts! says:

      Cops don’t carry .357’s anymore. Not enough bullets in a six-gun. They gotta have a minimum of 9 to 15 to feel safe.

      1. Sgt. Greg Looseanus says:

        I carry one, but I always try to frisk before shooting.

  5. Benji says:

    Should have shot him.

  6. The facts man! says:

    Cops don’t carry .357’s anymore–too powerful. And they have to have 9 to 15 rounds to feel safe

  7. get real says:

    lol…probably a 3″ blade good for cleaning finger nails with…ahahahaha

    1. agreethere says:

      uh huh,and made of plastic.Taser the h*ll out of him!

      1. k says:

        Sure it wasn’t Woosyville?

    2. TBO says:

      Your post, if serious, shows you to be truly ignorant about knives/edged weapons. A 3 1/2″ blade is a deadly blade. One half an inch penetration into parts of the body can inflict a fatal wound, and that’s just by penetration/stabbing. Slicing can result in rapid blood loss/death. Look no further than the 9/11 hijackings, where box cutters, which can’t “stab” like a knife, did the damage.
      There’s no indication of what type knife the suspect had, but any knife can hurt/kill you. Educate yourself and look at the odds of surviving knife attack injuries vs gunshot injuries, you’ll be surprised.
      When it comes to topis you don’t have ether experience or actual knowledge in, I’ll offer some old advice.
      “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt”.

  8. Dolt says:

    You can be electrocuted, doesn’t mean you died, get a clue.

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  10. Bill says:

    I am glad to see someone realizes that what the officers did was great. They should be recognized for that

  11. Darrin says:

    I think that the officers were put into a position that nobody would ever want to be in. It really is too bad that people selfishly place our police officers into a situation like this. My hat’s off to the cops involved for handling themselves professionally and for their part in keeping us safe. I truly hope that none of them were injured in the process.

  12. really people says:

    Great job officers and deputies, way to go. You all should be proud of yourselves for the job you did. Never mind what these haters on here are saying; they are clueless to what you guys do day in and day out. Excellent work. Thank you!!!!

  13. Janet says:

    Great teamwork, officers. You did what had to be done to protect yourselves and our citizens. You have our support.

  14. TBO says:

    Glad the Officers are okay. There are some comments on here from uniformed people. Police Work isn’t a spectator sport, it’s real, and there are no do overs, or “next season”. The hard working men & women in uniform protecting society have to respond to, evaluate, and make decisions in seconds (or less) that will be reviewed/broken down over hours/days/weeks/months after the incident. The people best suited to make a judgement on what “should have/could have” been done, are those people that were there. They are the only ones who knew what they faced, when they faced it.

  15. toad says:

    After all this is said and done,he will recieve 45 days in jail.thanks to minnesota nice.Even killing someone with a vehicle is a misdemeanor in minnesota,unless you leave the scene.welcome to minnesota offenders,the courts will help you get away with your crimes.

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