Man with machete tasered twice in Fort Myers police lobby
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers police tell us the situation was so serious, it took two tasers to take the man down. All this happened in their front lobby.
20 year-old DeJuan Anderson is the man police say created the problems. He's charged with two counts of assault on an officer.
Police say he's the man seen in surveillance video, walking into the department headquarters Wednesday morning.
According to the report, he asked to see a police officer and then sat down.
Just a few minutes later, an officer and a recruit that were walking by, noticed Anderson had a machete.
That's when you can see him get up and swing the machete at the officers. Police fired at him with a taser gun, but he was able to cut the taser wires.
Police ended up having to fire a second taser gun at the man. That stun was enough to get him down, as officers surrounded him and got the weapon out of his hands.
“Scary situation for the officers...walked through the lobby at the time.” Capt. Jim Mulligan said.
Police say they took Anderson across the street to the Lee County jail, where he was combative again, and they ended up having to use pepper spray to subdue him.
Police say they still don't know what was behind the whole incident.
Anderson is being held without bond.