The incident began around 3 p.m. in the 5000 block of Exposition Way. The neighborhood is east of the intersection of North Beach Street and Heritage Trace Parkway.
Police were assisting sheriff’s deputies who were serving the warrant on a 20-year-old man.
Sgt. Pedro Criado, the spokesman, said a homeowner let officers into the home, but the man they were looking for was in a bedroom.
"He had the door shut and they were calling for him to come out," Criado said. "When he finally did, he had a sword in his hand."
That’s when police used the Taser.
Officers described the blade as a samurai sword, Criado said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Terry Grisham said at about 4 p.m. that the incident had concluded and the man would be checked by medical professionals and then brought to jail.
Deputies assigned to serving warrants work 16 hours a day and they are frequently backed up by police, Grisham said.
"We’re happy to have their assistance," Grisham said, adding that deputies don’t carry Tasers.
Said Criado, "We assisted with less-lethal coverage."
-- Bill Miller