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Stun gun used on man near Hagerstown Regional Airport

May 12, 2013

A deputy used a stun gun on a man Sunday morning after the man acted wildly when approached by police, who were responding to a call about a suspicious person on Basore Drive, Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said the man appeared to have mental issues and deputies didn’t know if he was “coming off some drugs.”

“Apparently he was going wild,” Mullendore said.

A stun gun was used once on the man, who was taken to Meritus Medical Center on an emergency petition for the psychiatric issue, Mullendore said.

The incident occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Basore Drive is near Hagerstown Regional Airport, north of Hagerstown.

— Julie E. Greene

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