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A Rapid City man was shot with a stun gun after police say he pulled a machete on an officer Thursday night. 

Carl Dubray, 26, of Rapid City was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on law enforcement, obstruction and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police were in the area of East Boulevard North and East North Street shortly before 8 p.m. when an officer spotted a man matching the description of a suspect from a theft earlier in the evening. 

According to a news release, the officer spoke with the man, later identified as Dubray, and as they were talking the officer noticed a knife handle sticking out from Dubray's waistband.

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Dubray then reached for the knife, ignoring the officer's orders not to, and pulled a machete with an 11-inch blade from his waistband, raising it over his shoulder in a striking position. Several officers drew their guns, and Dubray dropped the machete.

According to the release, he then ran southbound on East Boulevard. Officers followed him and during the chase, Dubray tripped and fell to the ground. 

When Dubray refused to roll on his stomach, an officer shot him with a stun gun. He was then put in handcuffs and taken to the Pennington County Jail. 

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City editor for the Rapid City Journal.