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Police Subdue Man Armed with Axe

At 12:10 am this morning RNC Officers responded to a call of a male wielding an axe in the downtown area of St. John’s.

The man was located and was confronted by patrol officers and had to be subdued with the use of a taser.

There were no injuries sustained and the 23 year old male will be appearing in court later today to answer to the following charges; possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, assaulting police officer, resist arrest, public mischief, uttering threats and breach of court of orders.