ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man had to be Tased after an altercation in a Stearns County courtroom on Friday morning.

Sheriff John Sanner says the incident happened at about 11:15 a.m. Officers escorted 32-year-old Gawech Thach from St. Cloud Hospital to the Stearns County Courthouse for a civil commitment hearing.

During the hearing, Thach was ordered to be returned to the hospital but he resisted when officers tried to escort him out.

Thach became physically combative and a Taser was used to control him. He was treated at the scene and returned to St. Cloud Hospital.