GENERAL VALLEY NEWS
Major police response after Ocean Shores police officer is attacked, assaulted
February 18, 2017
(OCEAN SHORES, WA.) -- There was a multi-agency police response in Ocean Shores early Friday morning after a police officer was assaulted by a "muscular" aggressive man.
Sgt. David McManus of the Ocean Shores Police Department told local radio station KBKW that he and another officer were called to the 900 block of Mt. Olympus Ave SE just after 3 am Friday morning to investigate a suspicious person.
A 911 caller said an unknown man had appeared at that location and was acting strange and showing signs of delusion.
McManus told the station the man appeared delusional and was having conversations with other people who were not in the room while he was being interviewed.
After about 15 minutes of discussion the man, described as very muscular, reportedly charged the officers intent on fighting.
The officers called for back up and used 3 Taser stun-gun cartridges on the man to little effect as they tried to get him into position to place handcuffs on him.
As backup officers from four different area agencies arrived the man had calmed down enough that he then cooperated with officers, according to the radio station report.
The unidentified man was taken by ambulance to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen for a mental health evaluation.