Police Arrest Machete-Wielding Man in East Haven

When he would not drop it, police shot him with a stun gun.

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    Police said Langdon Johnson had a machete and would not drop it.

    East Haven police have arrested a man who they said grabbed a machete when officers went to question him about a harassment complaint. When he would not put it down, they shot him with a Taser, police said. 

    One of Langdon Johnson’s neighbors called police shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday to report the man was making harassing comments, police said. 

    When police responded to Carmen Street to investigate, they learned that there were several warrants for Johnson, 48, and went to his home to investigate.   

    Johnson went into another room, police said, and grabbed a machete. 

    Police ordered Johnson to drop the machete, but he refused and police shot him with a Taser, accoriding to a news release from police. 

    Johnson was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the second degree and interfering with an officer. 

    Police also served Johnson with the four warrants.

    He was held on bond and arraigned in New Haven Superior Court on June 25.

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