Man dies after police struggle.
A 21-year-old man died Sunday after a struggle with St. Paul police officers.
The police said the man was apparently suicidal and on a controlled substance,died Sunday morning being sprayed with a chemical irritant and being shot with a Taser gun in an attempt to calm him down, according to the Star Tribune..
Police were called to the Wheelock Ridge Villa apartment complex after about a suicide attempt in progress involving a controlled substance, writes the Star Tribune.
A 21-year-old man attacked two officers after they arrived and tried to calm him down, according to a news release from the St. Paul Police. (Star Tribune)
After failed attempts to control the man, an officer used a taser on him, and he became unresponsive, according to the Star Tribune.
Paramedics treated the man but he died on the scene. The officers were treated at Regions Medical Center and are now on paid administrative leave, reports the Star Tribune.