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A 44-year-old Rio Claro man was tased by police officers when they responded to a report of a breach of a protection order on Sunday.

Police said around 5.45 pm Sunday PC Bickaroo and PC Mohamed, both assigned to the Emergency Response Patrol Unit (ERP) were on mobile patrol when they responded to a call from E999 regarding a domestic violence incident at Esperanz Village, San Fernando.

The officers communicated with a woman whilst on the way to the location where she alleged that a male relative came to her home and was behaving violently.

The victim further reported that she had a protection order against the suspect.

The officers arrived around 5.55 pm and met the suspect, who appeared to be highly intoxicated and was acting violently, as he slammed a stone and debris into the gateway of the home.

Reports indicated the officers attempted to pacify the suspect, but he started to attack the officers and members of his family.

When the suspect rushed towards PC Mohamed with a piece of wood, the officer drew his service taser and called upon him to drop the wood.

The suspect ignored the officer’s instructions, continued to advance, and was eventually tased by PC Mohamed.

The suspect identified as Ryan Lall was then subdued, taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where had to be physically restrained and was administered a sedative.

He was then taken to the San Fernando Police Station and was charged with the breach of a protection order.