Foot chase ends with man tased by Kulpmont Police

KULPMONT – A western Pennsylvania man was arrested after Kulpmont Police had to use a taser during a foot chase after officers discovered a stolen weapon and drugs inside a vehicle. Kulpmont Police tell us 30-year-old Melvin Harris of Allegheny County is now in Northumberland County Prison facing a felony gun charge and several other infractions.


Officers say they discovered a stolen pistol and pills in a vehicle located on Oak Street.  When questioned, Harris said he was meeting a friend, before officers discovered he had outstanding warrants. Harris will be arraigned in district court.

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