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Nursing home resident subdued with Taser gun
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STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Stillwater police say they used a stun gun on an elderly nursing home resident with dementia after he stabbed an employee with a pen.


Police Chief John Gannaway tells the Pioneer Press ( ) that officers were called to the Golden Living Center Wednesday evening because the 79-year-old male resident was out of control and threatening to kill everyone. Gannaway says officers tried numerous times to get the man to drop the pen before the Taser gun was used. The chief says the man had been living at the nursing home for two days. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment.

Gannaway says the female employee was not seriously injured.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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