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October 24, 2013
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Video: Utah man arrested for driving truck up Capitol steps

The suspect was TASERed and eventually taken into custody by police

By Pat Reavy and Andrew Wittenberg

SALT LAKE CITY — A man who drove his pickup truck up the steps of the state Capitol building was arrested Tuesday.

About 1:30 p.m., Gerald Green, 36, drove up the steps on the west side of the Capitol, stopped next to the doors and went in.

Green walked through the Hall of Governors, looked in a few doors and eventually made his way to the third floor, where he began banging on the locked doors of the Utah Supreme Court.

"The suspect was noncompliant," Utah Highway Patrol Capt. Barton Blair said. "A Taser was deployed. He was wearing loose-fitting clothing, which made that Taser ineffective, and our troopers ended up going hands on, as we say, with the individual and taking him into custody."

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