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Oshawa man tasered by police

There were no reported injuries after an Oshawa male was tasered by police.

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, police responded to a residence after receiving a call from a family member that their spouse was armed and contemplating suicide. The 65-year-old male, armed with a knife, continued to be aggressive when police arrived, refusing to drop the knife.

Officers say they were concerned for his wellbeing, leading to them using a conducted energy weapon, better known as a Taser. The male was taken into custody without incident. Following assessment in hospital, it was determined that no injuries had been sustained.

It was the second such call police received in under 12 hours. Another came shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, April 24. In that case, a 52-year-old Whitby male armed with a knife was threatening to kill himself when a family member called police.

The Whitby male was taken to hospital for assessment, and was found to have minor injuries.