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Man taken to hospital after being tased by Akron police

Authorities say they initiated a traffic stop Thursday when the driver ran from police on foot.

AKRON, Ohio — A man was taken to the hospital after being tased by Akron Police.

Authorities say they initiated a traffic stop Thursday afternoon when the driver, a 29-year-old man, ran from police on foot. Officers say they caught up with him in the 1000 block of Schumacher Ave and a taser was deployed when he resisted arrest.

The man was taken to the hospital by EMS and is currently under police custody. The incident is under investigation.

More information is expected to be released on Friday.