A 23 year old Wallingford man was  taken into custody after police used a taser  to subdue him Friday afternoon.It happened at 69 Schoolhouse Road.Police had received a call from Michael McKormack’s mother that her son was  despondent and might attempt to harm himself.At first he voluntarily agreed to  be taken to a hospital for evaluation,but then ran inside and grabbed a handgun and pointed the weapon at two police officers  in the basement of the home.

A police negotiator  was able to get McKormack to lower  the weapon and when officers attempted to  take him into custody,he violently resisted and fought the officers.After the taser was deployed,McKormack was taken to Yale new Haven Hospital for evaluation.

The investigation determined the   handgun was not loaded and  had recently been illegally obtained by McKormack.

Cook Hill Elementary School was placed in lockdown for about 30 minutes as a precaution.

A police officer suffered a minor injury and was evaluated at MidState Medical Center  and released.



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