Bellevue police shot a man with a stun gun Tuesday who refused to put down a running chainsaw during a fight with his girlfriend.
Police were called to a house in the 7000 block of South 28th Street about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. A woman told officers that she had been physically assaulted by her boyfriend throughout the day and received minor injuries, Bellevue police said.
In a press release, the department said police spotted a man inside the house grab a knife from the kitchen. Soon after, they heard the sound of a chainsaw coming from the basement.
The officers went to the basement and found Michael Nordmeyer holding the chainsaw, turning it off and on. He had several self-inflicted injuries on his body, police said.
When Nordmeyer, 24, refused to put down the chainsaw, officers shot him in the chest with a stun gun, Bellevue police said. He dropped the machine but tried to retrieve it again. Officers were able to subdue him and call for an ambulance.
Nordmeyer was taken to Creighton University Medical Center. He faces several criminal charges, including assault and interference with public service.