|Portland Police Arrest Man at Toys R Us After Light Saber Assault|
|Published on Thursday December 15, 2011 - 12:42 AM|
Officers arrived and attempted to take the suspect into custody but he continued to swing the light saber and was yelling incoherent statements. One officer attempted to use a Taser but it was ineffective. A second officer used a Taser which made good contact but the suspect used the light saber to break one of the wires. Officers then were able to grab onto the suspect and take him to the ground and place him into custody as he continued to violently struggle and yell incoherent statements.
The suspect was treated by medical personnel at the scene has been transported to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. None of the victims of the light saber assault required medical attention at the scene.
The suspect, a 33-year-old male from Hillsboro, Oregon, will face several criminal charges after he's evaluated at a local hospital.