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Man dies during tussle with police in Burnaby

By The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C. - Independent investigators have taken over the case after a man died while being subdued by RCMP officers in Burnaby, B.C.

The Independent Investigations Office, the civilian body that investigates all B.C. cases involving death or serious injury at the hands of police, says the unnamed man died Wednesday afternoon.

A release from the IIO says officers were responding to a report of a possibly unwanted person in an apartment suite and were confronted by an aggressive man.

Police report the man ignored their commands and a Taser-type weapon was used but the man appeared unaffected.

He struggled with officers but had been subdued and was being taken into custody when he collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Few other incidents of the case have been released.

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