PORTLAND -- Police performed CPR and revived a suspect who had no pulse after he was hit with a Taser while struggling with officers early Friday, police said.
Shortly before 4 a.m., police stopped a 22-year-old man who they said was acting suspiciously on his bicycle at North Ida Avenue and North Central Street, Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
That’s when the suspect told officers he “had something for them” and lifted up his shirt, exposing a large knife in his waistband, Simpson said.
The officers grabbed the man and got the knife, but he started to struggle and dragged them down Ida Avenue, Simpson said.
The suspect broke free and hopped a fence into a neighbor’s yard.
One officer caught up to him, and police said the man repeated the line about “having something” for the officers while reaching into his waistband.
While one officer struggled with the suspect, the other hit him with a shock from his Taser, Simpson said.
After the man was hit with the Taser, he stopped responding to officers. His breathing became shallow and his pulse became low, eventually stopping, Simpson said.
Officers called medics and started performing CPR.
Additional police and medical personnel arrived and revived the man before taking him to the hospital. Medics determined the suspect was high on methamphetamine.
Police found a second knife, methamphetamine and cocaine on the suspect after he was arrested. He also had a warrant out for felony parole violation involving a robbery, Simpson said.