Officers forced to use Taser, pepper spray to tackle man accused of attacking them

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 18:23:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man is recovering after police say he assaulted a few officers.

Officers said the suspect tried to start an argument with another man walking down the road near 3100 S. and 7th E. around midnight.

Police said when officers tried to approach the man, he charged at them.

Investigators said one officer used a Taser on the man but it seemed to have no effect.

Another officer used pepper spray but the man still did not go down.

Finally, a detective was able to tackle the man and he was then taken to the hospital.

The man's sister said he had been drinking before the incident and told officials he suffers from PTSD after two tours in Iraq.

Officers said the man will be charged with assaulting an officer.