Man with knives tasered by police

August 24, 2009 5:11:04 PM PDT
Houston police Monday fired Tasers at a man they say threatened his family with knives. Officers headed to a home on McGowen near Sauer in southeast Houston in response to a call about a distraught man who pulled knives on his relatives. Officers say the man ran into the backyard and stood there for about half an hour. A SWAT team arrived with a K-9 unit and the man took off. He dropped the knives and officers caught up to him a half block later then subdued him with Tasers.

"He didn't take his medication and he went off a little bit. It wasn't nothing. Didn't need all those police officers for that. I probably could have went and subdued him," said Maurice White, the suspect's cousin.

None of the man's relatives were hurt.

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