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Man tasered after allegedly fleeing Dunkirk police

Juan Resto

An individual with two outstanding warrants had to be tasered after he allegedly fled officers who were attempting to place him under arrest.

Around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, city of Dunkirk police officers observed the subject on a bicycle at East Second Street and Washington Avenue. Officers approached the subject, Juan L. Resto Jr., 35, and advised him he was under arrest.

According to police, Resto proceeded to throw the bicycle at the patrol vehicle and fled on foot, leading officers on a foot pursuit. During the pursuit Resto turned around, produced a large knife and held it up in a menacing manner toward officers.

Resto then advanced on pursuing officers with the knife. Officers quickly and successfully deployed a taser device on Resto and he was able to be taken into custody without further incident or injury.

Resto was transported back to Dunkirk Police Headquarters where he was booked on two outstanding warrants issued through Dunkirk City Court for fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was additionally charged with menacing a police officer, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, resisting arrest and four counts of criminally [ossessing a hypodermic instrument.

He was arraigned in city court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

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