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Newton police use Taser on man throwing bricks at headquarters

VIDEO: Man throws bricks at Newton Police Department

Surveillance cameras at the Law Enforcement Center in Newton capture police officers deploying a Taser on a man who repeatedly threw bricks at the entrance of the building.
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Surveillance cameras at the Law Enforcement Center in Newton capture police officers deploying a Taser on a man who repeatedly threw bricks at the entrance of the building.

Surveillance cameras at the Law Enforcement Center in Newton captured police officers deploying a Taser on a man who repeatedly threw bricks at the entrance of the building.

The Newton Police Department said in a Facebook post Tuesday evening that the man at one point “indicated he was tired of seeing news reports of police officers shooting people and decided today he would take a stand.”

Newton police Deputy Chief Craig Dunlavy confronted the man and told him to stop, after which the man threw a brick through the open door of the building.

Throughout the video, the man can be heard repeatedly saying, “Shoot me.”

The incident happened at around 3:30 p.m., when two schools in the immediate vicinity were releasing students.

“At this time it appears the man is passing through from another state,” the department said in the Facebook post.

The department is expected to hold a news conference about the incident Wednesday morning, Harvey County emergency dispatchers said.

 

Violence visits the Law Enforcement Center in Newton, KS.Today at approximately 3:30 pm, as two schools in the...

Posted by Newton KS Police Department on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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