VB Police use Taser on man running on stage with knife

Jason Braunstein booking photo (Courtesy: Virginia Beach Police)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A man with a knife stormed the stage during the FunkFest at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Sunday.

Police confirm they were called to the 24th Street stage at 3 p.m. Once on site, the officer saw the man running back and forth on the stage holding a black knife. The officer ordered him to drop the knife several times, according to police. When the man didn’t comply, the officer used his Taser on him and took the man into custody.

Jason Braunstein was charged with trespassing and two counts of disturbing the peace. He remains at the city jail.

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