MIAMI (WSVN) - A man who pulled a knife when he was confronted by police officers in Miami died after he was shocked with Tasers.
Surveillance video shows the subject acting in an erratic manner in the middle of Northeast 79th Street, near Biscayne Boulevard, early Sunday morning.
Miami Police officers pulled up at around 4:40 a.m. to confront the man who, officials believe, was under the influence of drugs.
Officials said the subject became combative and pulled out a knife.
“They were pleading with him to please put the knife down, to come over to be treated by rescue,” said Miami-Dade Police Deputy Chief Ronald Papier. “At some point, he refused to put the knife down and began to make stabbing motions toward himself.”
It was at this point when, investigators said, the officers deployed their Tasers, hoping to prevent the man from hurting himself.
Rescue crews took him to North Shore Hospital, where he later died.
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