Broom-wielding Longmont man tased, arrested after charging Boulder deputies, officials say

LONGMONT, Colo. - A Longmont man who charged Boulder County sheriff’s deputies with a broom was tased and arrested Saturday night, officials say.

John Sena, 56, allegedly charged the deputies in his front yard in the 1100 block of Judson Street when they arrived to arrest his daughter on a traffic warrant around 8:45 p.m., according to a report by the Longmont Times-Call.

According to the newspaper, Sgt. Jason Heathman with the sheriff's office said that two deputies went to the home in order to serve a $20,000 traffic warrant on John Sena’s daughter, Melissa Sena, 27.

While one deputy knocked on the front door, the other went around to the back door. No one came to the door for 15 minutes, but the deputies heard a baby crying inside the house, Heathman said.

The deputy by the back door returned to the front of the house, and the other deputy opened the front door, believing that the baby was home alone, the newspaper reported.

When the deputy opened the door, John Sena charged with a broom, forcing them to the edge of the yard. The deputies used a taser on him and arrested him, according to Heathman.

Meanwhile, Melissa Sena escaped out the back door of the home. She had not been located at 11 p.m. on Saturday, the newspaper reports.

John Sena was arrested and taken to the Boulder County Jail on charges that include menacing and second-degree assault on a peace officer.

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