An Edmonton radio station is reporting that a man is in a coma and on life support after he was hit with a charge from a Taser gun during a struggle with police.
The station (CHED) says the man was being held at the downtown police headquarters awaiting a bail hearing Wednesday when he reportedly jumped a counter in the prisoner processing area.
He fought with a peace officer and an Edmonton police member before more than a dozen police officers responded to a panic alarm.
The report says the man, who is in his 30s, stopped breathing and had no detectable heartbeat after the electronic stun gun was used on him when he could not be subdued.
Officers worked to resuscitate the prisoner until emergency medical personnel arrived.
Homicide detectives are investigating and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been notified.
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