The Nelson Police Department had to use a taser on a mentally disturbed person.
On Sunday a female tenant was screaming from her apartment and threatening to stab people.
The woman – who is well-known to police – was found on a mattress and covered by a blanket.
Despite lengthy efforts to pacify her the police saw she was indeed holding a large kitchen knife.
She became enraged and they deployed the conducted energy weapon while disarming her.
She’s been taken into medical care.