A Macungie police officer used a Taser® recently to subdue a man who was speaking incoherently before turning on him, according to a department release.
Police said that the man, Michael J. Mason, 35, no permanent address, was not injured in the altercation. But they did say the incident started when they were called to 10 W. Main St., Apt. 5 for a report of a disturbance.
Once there, they found the apartment's lessee -- unnamed by police -- who said that Mason was speaking incoherently and refused to leave. When police confronted Mason, he attacked the officer, police said.
The unnamed officer used the Taser to subdue Mason and arrest him, police said.
Mason was taken to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center on charges of simple assault and resisting arrest or other law enforcement measures, police said. He was being held under $25,000 bail, according to county court records.