An emotionally disturbed man who threatened police with a glass bottle died after he was shocked with a stun gun by officers in the Bronx, according to police officials.
Officers were called to 1840 Mayflower Ave. in Pelham Bay at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a man threatening neighbors with a knife, the NYPD says.
Police spoke to the 49-year-old man and tried to convince him to put down a glass bottle he was holding, but he refused, police said.
A sergeant on the scene took out his stun gun and used it on the man, who fell to the ground, according to police. He was taken into police custody and while in custody, went into cardiac arrest.
Police administered CPR on the man, and he was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The NYPD's Force Investigation Division is investigating.