Ottawa Police use Taser on sword-wielding individual

Ottawa Police say someone armed with a sword was arrested without incident after an officer used a Taser to stun them.

Police say they were called to a home in the west end for a disturbance call at around 7:40 a.m. Thursday. Officers who arrived on scene could hear shouting and the sound of objects being thrown around.

When police attempted to make contact, a distressed individual walked out of the house, armed with a sword.

The individual–who has not been identified–was hit with a Taser and then arrested.

No one was hurt.

Ottawa Police say the person will undergo a mental health assessment.