Man dies after police in B.C. Taser him

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:27 AM ET

A man died in Burnaby, B.C., Thursday after he was Tasered by RCMP while being arrested.

Mounties responded to an apartment building around 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports that a man had entered the building through a plate glass door, the B.C. Independent Investigations Office (IIO) said in a press release.

Police say the man was aggressive and wouldn't listen to the officers' instructions and officers used a Taser, which they say had no initial effect on the man.

During a physical struggle with police, the man became unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The IIO is investigating the circumstances and causes of the man's death.

The man's identity hasn't been released.


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