Police Use Stun Gun On Man Having Diabetic Episode - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police Use Stun Gun On Man Having Diabetic Episode

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Post Falls authorities say officers used a stun gun on a man they thought was resisting them but who actually was having a diabetic episode.

Police Sgt. Kathy Eshoo tells the Spokesman-Review the officers were responding Thursday to reports of a man driving erratically.

Eshoo says the man stopped his car in a yard and began fighting with the officers.

They used a stun gun on him, got him on the ground and in handcuffs and then realized he was not coherent and was having a medical episode.

The man was treated at the scene and released.

Eshoo says the man apologized and did not know what he had done.

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