SJSU Police Tase Student in Dorm - NBC Bay Area

SJSU Police Tase Student in Dorm

It took several officers to bring man down at a dorm on the campus of San Jose State University.



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    San Jose State University police tased and then pepper sprayed a student found in a "hallucinogenic state" wandering the halls of a dorm Monday night.

    Campus police were called to the Building B resident hall at 9 p.m. to check on a man who was seen wandering around the dorm.

    Campus police said an officer found 23-year-old Badi Hussein Gila on the 6th floor and was not responding to verbal commands, Instead, police said, he approached the officer in a threatening manner, prompting the officer to deploy his Taser.  The tasing did not stop him, according to police, who said it took additional officers and some pepper spray in order to bring Gila under control. The suspect is 6'4" and weighs 200 pounds.

    He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for pepper spray contamination before being booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

    Gila faces charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, battery upon a police officer, and resisting, delaying, and obstructing a police officer. 

    He is a student at San Jose State, but did not live in the dorm, according to campus officials.

    Police said no other students or residents were involved in the incident. They said they don't know what sparked the incident.