Woman brandishing knives in traffic tasered 0
A woman in Halifax was tasered for trying to hold up traffic with steak knives.
A Halifax woman who tried to stop traffic while holding two steak knives had to be shot with a stun gun Thursday night, police say.
Officers were called to a pizza shop around 11:10 p.m. after the woman allegedly began demanding free food. Police said she went out in the street, carrying the two steak knives, and tried to stop traffic.
She wouldn't listen to officers, so one of them shocked her with a Taser, police said in a release.
The 43-year-old woman was taken to hospital for a medical assessment. She remains in hospital, police said.
The woman faces charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, and theft and possession.