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Police Tasered a 32-year-old man who barricaded himself in his car after a police chase into a Concord apartment complex parking lot Wednesday afternoon, Concord police said. Around 5 p.m. an officer driving past Willow Pass Road and Sixth Street saw a vehicle blocking an eastbound lane on Willow Pass Road and backing up traffic for several blocks, according to police.
The officer contacted the driver in the car, who appeared to be irrational, hostile and mentally-altered, according to police. The man then threatened to kill the officer and drove away. The officer drove after the driver, later identified as Concord resident Mitkayem Robinson, who stopped at an apartment complex parking lot in the 3300 block of Willow Pass Road, about 500 feet away, police said. Officers surrounded the car, but Robinson refused to exit the car and behaved in an allegedly bizarre manner.
For 45 minutes officers attempted to negotiate his surrender via cellphone and public address system announcements, police said. After nearly an hour officers Tasered Robinson and arrested him on suspicion of motor vehicle evasion, threatening a peace officer, resisting arrest, being under the influence of illegal drugs and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, according to police. Before he was taken to county jail he was medically cleared at a hospital.
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