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Sword-wielding person tased and arrested in west Ottawa

Officers successfully used a conducted electrical weapon to take down a suspect near the College Square shopping centre.
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Ottawa Police Service vehicle, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The Ottawa Police Service says officers were forced to use a conducted electrical weapon when a person approached them, holding a sword.

Officers responded to a call about a disturbance on Baseline Road at Woodroffe Avenue, Thursday at 7:40 a.m. 

When they arrived on the scene, police could hear screaming and items being thrown inside of a building.

After officers tried to make contact with the individual inside, the distressed person came out of the building with a sword in hand. 

A CEW was deployed and the person was arrested without further incident.

There has been no word on possible charges against the arrested person.

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