LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – An inmate was tased by deputies after he tried to disarm one of them.

According to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Victor Altamirano, 33, approached a deputy who was dealing with other inmates.

While the deputy was distracted, Altamirano allegedly tried to grab the deputy’s weapon, a Conducted Electrical Weapon, more commonly known as a TAASER, and attempted to remove it.

victor altamirano Inmate Subdued After Trying To Disarm Deputy

Victor Altamirano (crdit: Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

The deputy was able to keep control over the weapon before subduing Altamirano until other deputies were able to respond and help.

Altamirano was moved to a secure location in the jail. He now faces a charge of Criminal Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer, which is a class 6 Felony.

No deputies or inmates were injured during the incident.


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