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Utah Highway Patrol IDs man stunned, arrested after driving truck up steps of state Capitol

  • The pickup truck driven up several flights of steps to the west entrance of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, sits behind crime scene tape.  Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)  DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT

    The pickup truck driven up several flights of steps to the west entrance of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, sits behind crime scene tape. Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune The curb is chipped where a man drove up the steps in the background to the west entrance to the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013.  Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)  DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT

    Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The curb is chipped where a man drove up the steps in the background to the west entrance to the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013. Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather at the base of the steps leading to the west entrance to the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, after a man drove a pickup truck up the steps to the entrance. Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)  DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT

    People gather at the base of the steps leading to the west entrance to the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, after a man drove a pickup truck up the steps to the entrance. Utah state troopers used a stun gun to arrest the man who drove the pickup truck. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

Utah state troopers have identified a Layton man who drove his pickup truck up the steps of the state Capitol building and was subdued with a punch in the face.

Utah Highway Patrol officials say 36-year-old Gerald Weston Green was taken to the hospital for injuries to his mouth and for a mental evaluation after the incident Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say troopers watching security cameras saw Green's truck climb about two dozen steps and park outside the building. He then left his vehicle and tried to enter the historic Supreme Court room on the third floor.

UHP Capt. Barton Blair says Green claimed Capitol was his home and he had the right to be there.

Officials say a Taser failed to subdue Green, so an officer punched him.