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Man dies after being stunned with Taser

March 30, 2008 at 7:12 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 (UPI) -- An Indiana man has died after police used a stun gun to subdue him in connection with an incident at an Indianapolis restaurant.

The Indianapolis Star reported Sunday that Henry O. Bryant, 35, died around 10:30 p.m. Friday at O'Charley's restaurant.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers had used a Taser gun and CS gas, which is similar to tear gas, to subdue Bryant, said spokesman Sgt. Paul Thompson.

Officers responded to the restaurant to investigate a report of a man with a gun. Police said they determined the mad had a firearms permit, the newspaper reported.

However, the man reportedly started fighting with officers, who used a Taser on him and arrested him for public intoxication.

An Amnesty International report said worldwide there were 150 deaths from stun gun devices from mid-2001 through early 2006.

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