Man involved in altercation dies after being tased by police in St. Cloud

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating following the death of a man involved in an altercation with St. Cloud police. 

According to a release from the St. Cloud Police Department, officers were sent to a report regarding an unresponsive man in an apartment on the 10 block of Wilson Avenue S.E. at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday. 

Before officers got to the apartment, the female caller said that the male was now responsive and possibly having a seizure. A short time later the female caller told dispatch that the man was becoming physically aggressive towards her and eventually began assaulting and choking her. 

Once officers arrived at the scene they received no answer at the door and ultimately breached the door to gain access to the injured victim. Officers found the man inside the apartment and tased him while taking him into custody. During the arrest one officer was hurt and the man became unresponsive again. 

The man was transported to St. Cloud Hospital where he later died. 

Involved officers have been placed on standard paid administrative leave.