Man Tased While Waving Machete Outside New Orleans City Hall

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New Orleans police have a man in custody who armed himself with a machete before arriving outside City Hall Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect was shirtless when confronted by law enforcement officers who arrived on the scene around 3 p.m. He apparently refused orders to put the weapon down and was taken into custody after being shocked with a Taser and falling to the ground.

The man was transported to the hospital for a mental evaluation and is facing charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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