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Toronto Airport Taser Deployed, After Officers Hurt

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Police officers used a Taser on a man they say was acting aggressively at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Monday morning.

Police say that at about 11 a.m., a 23-year-old man refused to be screened by security staff at Terminal 1.

“According to the call and according to the officers that arrived on the scene, this male party was very agitated, not listening to the commands of officers or to anyone,” Const. George Tudos told reporters who gathered at the airport on Monday.

The man, according to police, then lunged at the officers and assaulted them, at which point a stun gun was deployed and the man was subdued.

Two officers and the man were taken to hospital and treated for injuries police described as non life-threatening.

“He was transported to hospital for medical reasons,” said Tudos.

Tudos said police would review surveillance tapes to determine the exact events that unfolded in the screening area.

Stun guns use an electric shock to incapacitate targets. Tudos said that not all officers in Peel carry the devices, only selected supervisors and members of tactical units.

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