Police use stun gun on man at Los Angeles airport

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Posted: May 20, 2015 8:56 PM
Police use stun gun on man at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police at Los Angeles International Airport used a stun gun on an unarmed man who they say refused to cooperate at security.

Passengers captured photos and video of Wednesday's incident on their cellphones and quickly began posting them to Twitter.

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Joseph says the man who was stunned had refused to cooperate with Transportation Security Administration officers at Terminal 6.

Joseph says the man also pushed past an airport police officer. She says the officer followed the man and detained him, and that a Taser was used as he was being arrested.

Police later said the man was getting treatment at a hospital and is facing charges of trespassing and obstructing police.

Police say the man was unarmed but didn't specify what threat he posed.