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McKeesport man accused of assaulting troopers in Bell

| Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:26 a.m.

Charges are pending against a 19-year-old McKeesport man accused of assaulting two state police troopers while resisting arrest after police used an electroshock weapon to subdue him early Sunday in Bell Township.

The man, whom police did not identify, allegedly kicked the legs of two troopers from the Kiski Valley barracks and tried to punch them while being taken into custody near Bell Point Road and Kochka Drive at 3 a.m., state police at Kiski Valley said. The troopers were not identified and no injuries were reported.

The troopers were trying to detain the man because he was causing a disturbance, wearing only underwear and yelling unintelligible statements, police said. Troopers used a Taser when the suspect positioned himself in a karate stance and lunged at a trooper.

The man removed the Taser probes and fled, and police pursued him and again used the Taser weapon to stop him. He had to be restrained by police and medical personnel.

The man was taken by medical center helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, police said.

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