A Madison man was hit with a Taser and arrested after running from police and ending up on the Memorial Union Terrace Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Around 1 p.m., University of Wisconsin – Madison police responded to Memorial Union for a welfare check, according to a release.
Union staff told police there was a conscious but unresponsive man lying on the ground outside near Lot 1.
Charles A. Blissett, 32, of Madison, was intoxicated and clearly had fallen, as he was covered with cuts and blood, police said.
Once seated, Blissett started walking away from the officer, and when he was told to stop he took off running, according to the release.
Blissett ran into Memorial Union, but when additional officers responded, they found him outside in a chair on the terrace, police said. Blissett threw a chair, and a UWPD officer deployed his Taser. Blissett was eventually restrained and arrested.