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Man threatening officer tased in head

John E. Hardin (Source: LMDC) John E. Hardin (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man had to be treated at a hospital after the prongs from a police taser lodged in his head.

Officers were called to the 5900 block of Saddle Blanket Drive around 7:30 p.m. April 20 on a domestic violence run. Police said John E. Hardin, 40, was very intoxicated, smelled strongly of alcohol, was very angry and in a highly emotional state. Police tried to calm Hardin down by talking to him, but he kept telling officers that he was not going to let his wife take his family away from him.

While his wife was passing through the kitchen, police said Hardin grabbed her and started to pull her toward him. One officer started struggling with Hardin and tried to restrain him, but Hardin lowered his head and made a move to charge the officer. When the taser was fired its probes lodged in Hardin's head.

Police said Hardin was still resisting and had to be tased again in the back before he could be placed into custody.

Before being booked at Louisville Metro Corrections, Hardin was taken to University of Louisville Hospital to have the probes removed.

Hardin is charged with assault-domestic violence and resisting arrest.

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