10/31/2011

Man dies in NY gym fight; cops used less-lethal device

The first officer to arrive reported the man threw things at him

Associated Press

COLONIE, N.Y. — Police say an early-morning brawl in an upstate New York gym led to a man dying of cardiac arrest after he was hit with at least one stun gun jolt.

They say officers went to the Gold's Gym in the Albany suburb of Colonie just after 6 a.m. Monday because of reports the man was causing a disturbance, fighting with another person and damaging equipment.

The first officer to arrive reported the man threw things at him and it took the help of two other officers and gym patrons to subdue him.

Police say more than one officer used stun guns during the struggle, but didn't initially say how many.

Officers used CPR and a defibrillator. The man died later at a hospital.

Police aren't releasing the man's name yet.

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