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    Toronto Man Dies at Hospital After Police Use Stun Gun on Him

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    A 31-year-old Toronto man died at the hospital after Canadian police used a stun gun on him.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 31-year-old Toronto man died at the hospital after Canadian police used a stun gun on him, the Special Investigations Unit said.

    "SIU called to investigate a death following interaction btwn TPS [Toronto Police Service] officers & a man. St. Clair and Old Weston Rd area," SIU said via Twitter, elaborating in a later post that "The man was pronounced dead at hospital."

    Toronto police Const. Victor Kwong told CBC that police received a 911 call on Friday describing a man armed with two knives screaming.

    The SIU has not confirmed that the man was armed.

    Nobody else was harmed as a result of the incident.

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