Albuquerque police use stun gun on man accused of threatening officer with rolling pin

A man accused of loitering near a New Mexico convenience store was subdued with a stun gun after police said he raised a rolling pin in a threatening manner.

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Manuel Sandoval, 53, was arrested by Albuquerque police Oct. 3 and charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer, criminal trespassing and refusing to obey an officer, KRQE reported.

Police said Officer Pablo Hernandez approached Sandoval, who was standing in a no-trespass area near a 7-Eleven that was closed, the television station reported.

According to a criminal complaint, Sandoval became argumentative when Hernandez explained he had to vacate the area. When Sandoval refused to leave, Hernandez began writing a citation for criminal trespassing, KRQE reported.

When Sandoval refused to sign the citation, Hernandez said that would lead to his arrest, according to the criminal complaint. That is when Sandoval revealed he had a large wooden rolling pin, KRQE reported.

According to the complaint, Sgt. P. Silva, who had arrived on the scene as a backup, said Sandoval raised the rolling pin "in a manner that led him to believe" he was going to be struck. That is when Silva used a stun gun to subdue Sandoval, KRQE reported.

Sandoval was then arrested, the television station reported.

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