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Police say man armed with crowbar arrested after threatening officer

A man armed with a crowbar was subdued with a Taser and arrested early Thursday in Sherman Heights after he allegedly threatened a San Diego police officer with it, police said.

Officers were initially called around 4:40 a.m. about a man threatening people with a crowbar around 20th Street and Market Street. Police were sent to check the area but were unable to find the man.

About 20 minutes later, someone called police to say the man was spotted again, this time near 22nd Street and Market Street, said police Officer Tony Martinez.

An officer tried to make contact with the man but he ran. Officers approached the man but he did not follow verbal commands and swung the crowbar at an officer, Martinez said.

Police used a Taser to subdue the man, who was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against an officer. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out and was expected to be booked into jail after being cleared, Martinez said.

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