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Police: man pushed kids to get parade candy, attacked officer

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

This post was updated at 4:05 p.m. to add a clarification to the second paragraph. Pisano has not yet been charged.

A man who pushed children to get candy at Carlisle's Halloween parade violently attacked a police officer and was later hospitalized after the officer used a stun gun on him, according to borough police.

Frederick Pisano, 51, will likely face charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, police said. He was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center after the incident Monday night and was listed in stable condition.

The officer had been assigned to traffic control at the corner of South Hanover and Pomfret streets when he was approached by someone who reported that Pisano was being rude and disruptive, and had stepped in front of children and pushed them aside in order to get at the candy being tossed by parade participants, police said.

When the officer approached Pisano to speak with him, Pisano immediately punched the officer in the head and aggressively attacked him, police said. The officer was able to fight back and eventually gained control of Pisano with the use of a Taser.

Pisano became unconscious or semi-unconscious as a result of the struggle and was sent to the hospital. Police said they believe he may have underlying health problems that would explain his violent outburst.

Police also believe there may be photographs or video of the incident. Anyone who took pictures or video is asked to call Carlisle police at 243-5252.

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