DPS: Trooper deploys Taser on suspect rushing him with knife

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 10:17:01-04

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that a trooper used a Taser on a suspect who rushed him with a knife near 17th St. and James St. in Waco on Friday afternoon. 

DPS said that troopers received a call around 2:50 p.m. about a possible runaway in the area. When a trooper attempted to make contact with the possible runaway, the male suspect with the female runaway rushed at him with a knife.

The trooper was able to use a Taser on the suspect and bring him into custody. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon against a public officer. 

DPS also said the trooper is okay.

The suspect has been identified as Robert Edwards, 18, of Waco.

Edwards was taken to McLennan County Jail. His bonds are totaling at $97,000.

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