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Man Dies After Getting Tazed by Arlington Police

Arlington Police are investigating the death of a man who died after being tasered during a struggle with police on Sunday, Jan. 17.

Shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to the Pentagon City Metro in the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street searching for a larceny suspect. Police report the male suspect was located on the metro platform and was combative and uncooperative with an officer.

According to police, he refused all verbal commands and assaulted the officer attempting to detain him. The officer deployed a Taser device, which did not have an incapacitating effect on the suspect who continued to struggle. A second officer arrived on scene and assisted handcuffing the suspect. The officers summoned medics who transported the suspect to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The decedent will be identified when the next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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