PORTLAND -- Police responding to a restraining order violation report needed five officers, pepper spray and multiple hits from a Taser to finally apprehend a man in Southeast Portland Tuesday morning.
Officers arrived at a home on Southeast 62nd Avenue at 8:20 a.m. to the report of a restraining order violation where they found a 34-year-old man in a bedroom, said Sgt. Peter Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.
The man began to fight with police when they tried to take him into custody. Officers used pepper spray and hit him with a Taser, but the man was unaffected and ran out of the house, Simpson said.
More police arrived to the area and caught up with the suspect at Southeast 62nd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street.
Simpson said the suspect was again hit multiple times with a Taser but continued to resist arrest. He was finally restrained by five officers and taken into custody.
The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, Simpson said.
Two officers were exposed to pepper spray and suffered minor cuts during the struggle. They were treated at the scene and released to duty.