A Naperville, Illinois man faces charges of making terrorist threats, carjacking, criminal confinement and criminal recklessness after an incident this morning in the three-thousand block of Grant Street in Gary. Gary Police Corp. Gabrielle King says an officer working security outside a building at that location was approached by a man, just before 3am, carrying a machete and a brief case with what he claimed held a bomb. After the man, later identified as Paul DeGerald, failed to stop and drop the weapon at the officer's request, so he was tasered, but pulled the cords out of his torso and broke them. The suspect then ran off and entered a semi and took off in the direction of the officer, who was joined by his partner, allegedly attempting to run over them. Corp. King says officers fired shots at the truck and the owner of the truck, who was sleeping at the time, awoke and pulled the emergency brake, stopping the semi. Police say DeGerald then started fighting with the owner of the semi, before exiting the vehicle, only to be tasered a second time, and again, he reportedly pulled out the taser cords and broke them, and after a brief struggle with the officers, was placed under arrest and taken to an area hospital.
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