Ottowa - Provincial police say officers had no choice but to use a Taser on a passenger on a Greyhound bus who was found ripping the skin off his head. Constable Pierre Dubois said the 30-year-old Montreal man's increasingly violent behaviour could have posed a danger to officers.
Dubois said the Ottawa-bound bus left Montreal at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, and about 90 minutes later, passengers realized someone had locked themselves in the bathroom.
When the driver stopped the bus at the service centre in St-Isidore, Que., and forced open the bathroom door, he was met with a gruesome scene. Police say blood was pouring down the man's face from a self-inflicted wound to his scalp.
Dubois said although the man didn't have a weapon, police used a Taser on him because he was violent and "a threat to himself."
Officers said they weren't sure at the time whether the man was on drugs or if he was suffering from mental problems.