Man dies in St. Paul after police Taser
A suicidal, 21-year-old man died in St. Paul on Sunday after police used a Taser to control him as he attacked two officers, the Pioneer Press reported.
His identity and cause of death have not been released.
The man’s relative reportedly called police to Wheelock Ridge Villa, saying he was threatening to commit suicide with drugs.
Two officers and paramedics entered the apartment where the man was located, partially clothed. When paramedics tried to examine him he attacked the officers.
Officers sprayed him with pepper spray to subdue him, but the man did not respond and kept struggling with them. Then an officer trained to use a Taser shocked him, but the man still continued fighting.
Finally officers were able to handcuff him, at which time the man became unresponsive. He was pronounced dead in an ambulance.