Redding Police use pepper spray, taser and K-9 to stop man brandishing a deadly weapon

Officers with the Redding Police Department used pepper spray, a taser and a K9 to stop a man who appeared under the influence of drugs and was running around swinging a metal object similar to a police baton.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 3:08 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2020 10:40 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Officers with the Redding Police Department used pepper spray, a taser, and a K-9 to stop a man who appeared under the influence of drugs and was running around swinging a metal object similar to a police baton. 

It happened Sunday, March 8, at 8:51 a.m., Redding Police say Officers Kyle Corrigan, Travis Williams and his canine partner, Otto, were dispatched to a report of a male subject running in the road on South Market Street at Angelo Street.

Police say they arrived in the area they saw 25-year-old Patrick Wilson, of Redding, running around swinging a metal object similar to an expandable police baton. Wilson saw the officer and attempted to run, but was quickly corralled in an open field by both officers.

Officials say Wilson continued to run around the police cars swinging the baton and appeared to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. There were several people walking in the area.

Wilson continued to fail to comply with the officer’s directions and they used pepper spray, a taser device, and K-9 Otto to take Wilson into custody.

Wilson was treated at a local hospital prior to being booked at the Shasta County Jail for resisting arrest using violence, brandishing a deadly weapon at police officers and possession of a deadly weapon. 

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