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Calif. officers use TASER to subdue armed suspect


The Merced Sun-Star

A 27-year-old Merced man was arrested by police on drug, firearms, gang and resisting arrest charges following a confrontation with officers at Olympia Court and Loughborough Drive.

Cmdr. Tom Martin of the Merced Police Department said Omar Alvarez had to be subdued by Officer Jeff Christensen's Taser device during a foot pursuit at 7:24 p.m. Friday.

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