Man tased by police in Ohsweken

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Police say a 38 year old man from Ohsweken has been arrested and taken to hospital after a suspected mental health crisis outside the Six Nations Central Administration building.

Police and a bystander apprehended the man in a video captured by a local resident.

Police said in a statement the male was wearing camouflage clothing, walking around the building while screaming and yelling, handing out flyers and did not appear to be acting normal. Police were then updated that the man had a can of paint and may be leaving hand prints everywhere.

Police arrived at the location and observed an orange tarp on the north side of the property. Police approached the male and were attempting to speak with him. The male stood up facing police and pointed a thin large object at police while yelling.

Police observed the male to be wearing red sunglasses, a mask with his hood up, and he had red paint on the exposed parts of his face. Police were unsure of what the object was in the male’s hand and ordered him to drop it. The male’s hands were also covered in red paint.

Police were able to identify the object the male was holding as an eagle feather. The male was combative and assaulted the officers. Police eventually gained control of the male. A female bystander also assisted police while they were trying to arrest the male.

Police took the male into custody and in a statement later said they seized two knives and a 12 gauge shotgun shell from him.

The man was taken for a mental health assessment at a local hospital.

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