Two Boulder police officers were injured today after they were forced to Taser a man who was throwing things out his apartment window and smashing glass, according to officials.
Police received several calls about a man in the 1000 block of Adams Circle throwing items -- including a flat-screen TV, a table and a guitar -- out of his apartment window around 12:44 p.m. today, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
Kobel said suspect, identified as Matthew Allen, 32, also was smashing out windows.
When police arrived on scene, the suspect met them in the doorway and began swinging a large metal cross at them. Officers fired their Tasers, but they did not stop the suspect, according to Kobel.
The officers eventually were able to control Allen. He was taken to Boulder Community Hospital with cuts on his hand from smashing the windows, according to Kobel. He was later released from the hospital after being stitched up and was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, resisitng arrest and criminal mischief.
Kobel said two officers also were taken to Boulder Community Hospital. Officer Nick Smetzer -- a 10-year veteran of the department -- suffered a hand injury and was released. Officer Nate Vasquez -- a 21-year veteran -- was hit in the head with the cross and is being held for further tests.
Allen's first court appearance is set for 2 p.m. today at the Boulder County Jail.