Thursday, June 20, 2024

Man tasered in aged care home

Barwon Health says it will investigate an incident in which an elderly man with dementia was tasered by police at the McKellar Centre on Saturday evening.

Officers were called to the North Geelong aged care facility following reports of a 75-year-old man involved in self-harming activity on the premises.

Police say they found the man with self-inflicted injuries and in possession of what they described as a “weapon”.

Police have confirmed that a taser device was used on the man after verbal negotiations proved unsuccessful.

They say the man was then disarmed and received medical assistance before being taken to hospital.

No-one else was injured during the incident.

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