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TPD tases man after confrontation with knife

Joshua McDowell
Joshua McDowell(Shawn Wheat | TPD)
Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 7:32 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department says a man was tased Sunday afternoon after confronting a Topeka Police officer with a knife.

TPD says it happened at the Travelers Inn in south Topeka around 3:25 p.m.

An officer was patrolling the area, 33 year-old Joshua McDowell, who was armed with a knife, approached him. TPD says the officer was concerned, so he backed away and called for backup.

When more officers arrived to help, McDowell was tased and taken into custody.

No one one was injured, and there is no threat to the area. TPD is still investigating to find out why McDowell approached the officer with a knife.

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