Gerald Weston Green, 36, approached the west side of the Utah Capitol about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a pickup and proceeded to drive up the 36 steps to a doorway. He then went inside the building and began banging on doors to the locked former state Supreme Court chambers, the Deseret News reported.
Police attempted to use a stun gun but Green was wearing loose-fitting clothing so the device was ineffective. That left officers with no choice but to use physical force. The Salt Lake City Tribune said one officer suffered a hand injury from punching Green.
Police said Green was not armed and had no criminal record. There was no immediate motivation for the incident. Green's last known place of residence was in Layton, Utah, police said.
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