UPDATED: Suspect subdued with Taser during fight with police in West Covina

WEST COVINA — A man was believed to be high on methamphetamine Saturday when he fought with police, who ultimately subdued him with a Taser, officials said.
Two police officers suffered minor injuries in the incident, West Covina police Lt. David Lee said.
Johnny Rangel, 24, of Baldwin Park was arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and being under the influence of narcotics following the incident, which unfolded just before 2:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of East Garvey Avenue, Lee said.
A woman called police to report that Rangel, who she knew, was banging on her door and causing a disturbance while apparently under the influence of methamphetamine, the lieutenant said.
When officers arrived, Rangel became, “immediately combative,” Lee said.
They struggled with him before ultimately using a Taser to take him into custody, police said. He was taken to a hospital for examination prior to booking.
Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the fight and were also treated at a hospital before being released, Lee said.

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