Man dies after cop Tasers him in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 49-year-old man brandishing a glass bottle died after he was subdued by an officer with a stun gun during a confrontation in the Bronx.

It happened at a home in Pelham Bay Park at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday while officers were responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed man armed with a knife and acting violently.

Police say the man threatened the officers with the bottle. A sergeant then discharged his stun gun.

While in custody, police say the man went into cardiac arrest and CPR was administered.

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital where he died.

"The incident is being investigated by the Force Investigation Division pending determination of the cause of death," a police statement said.

Last month, a police sergeant was criticized for not using his stun gun when he fatally shot an emotionally disturbed Bronx woman wielding scissors and baseball bat.

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