Man allegedly punches officer, doesn't go down with Taser or stun bags

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by Erika Flores

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Posted on March 16, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 4:57 PM

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PHOENIX -- A man allegedly punched a Phoenix police officer leading officers to use a Taser and then fire stun bags at him, but police said that did not effect him.

Witness told police he had been using hallucinogenic mushrooms.

An officer responded to calls of a fight Saturday night in North Phoenix at a home near 4th Street and Union Hills Drive.

The suspect, Bobby Keen, allegedly pretended he needed help then told the officer "just kidding" before punching him in the head.

After a struggle, police said the officer used a Taser twice on Keen.

On the second try, police said Keen fell to the ground but got back up and tried to take the Taser away from the officer.

Police said Keen then ran inside his home after another officer tried to use a Taser on him.

"They didn't know if he was going inside to get a gun or what he was doing inside, so they were barricading the whole house making sure nothing was happening," said Felicia Morales, a neighbor.

A team of canine and patrol officers were called in and police cars lined the streets of the neighborhood on the 400 block of East Sack Dr.

"The cops told us if they could go in the backyard to see if he was trying to escape,” said Morales.

Police said they shot four stun bags at Keen, but that had no effect on him.

Officers and a canine eventually were able to take Keen out of his home.

The officer has a broken right hand and swelling above and around his left eye from the altercation.

Police said he was treated and released.

Keen was admitted to a hospital for 24 hours for observation.

He will be booked into jail on multiple charges.

Police: Man assaulted officer, barricaded self inside home

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