Man Dies After Being Shocked With Police Stun Guns

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a Gaithersburg man died after officers used electronic stun guns to subdue him.

Police say the 51-year-old man was behaving erratically before he died Friday evening. The officers used their stun guns after police say the man refused to leave the front porch of a home. Police say the man used a child’s scooter to strike the front door of the home.

After police handcuffed the man, they saw that he wasn’t breathing and performed CPR. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police responded after a 911 caller reported that the man was yelling profanities, striking a parked pickup truck with rocks and crawling on other vehicles.

The five officers involved in the incident have been placed on routine administrative leave.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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