Grover Beach police officers Tased a man they say threatened to attack a California Highway Patrol officer who was directing traffic in front of the train station with broom and shovel Tuesday morning.
Police Chief John Peters said Tuesday afternoon that the CHP officer was assigned to a traffic detail at about 11 a.m. on Highway 1 in front of the Grover Beach Train Station when he reported being confronted by an aggressive man and requested other officers assist him.
According to a department news release, Calvin James Rowan, 29, of Grover Beach, initially confronted the traffic officer with a broom and then a shovel that was being used by work crews and threatened to attack the officer.
Additional CHP and Grover Beach officers arrived and Rowan refused to drop the tools, Peters said. He was incapacitated with a Taser and taken to a local hospital before being booked into the County Jail on suspicion of assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon.
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Peters said he did not know a motive for the incident but that Rowan is known to law enforcement through previous contacts in Grover Beach and neighboring cities.
Rowan remained in jail Tuesday evening in lieu of $2,000 bail.