Traverse City Police had to use a taser on a man after a downtown yelling match.
Police on foot patrol came across a man who they say was shouting vulgar language in a large crowd that included children.
An officer told him to stop using that kind of language because he was offending people.
The suspect refused telling the police they needed to leave.
Officers say they told him he was being arrested, and he resisted.
Eventually they had to use a taser.
When they tried to bring the man to a patrol car, police say the man's brother swung at an officer with a closed fist.
The officer blocked the punch and the brother attempted to run.
He was tackled and taken into custody.
Traverse City Police Captain Steve Morgan told 9&10 News, "This could have turned into a riotous situation. Our officers did what they're trained to do in a situation like this, in order to get things under control and keep everyone around safe."
We will have the full coverage tonight on 9&10 News at 6.