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Man dies after self-inflicted knife wounds, police taser shock

B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office has taken over an investigation into the death of a man who was jolted by a police taser in Vancouver Tuesday.

The office says police were responding to a report of an agitated man armed with a knife who was threatening to hurt himself.

It says the man suffered self-inflicted injuries, while police also used a taser to try to control him.

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He was taken to hospital but died. Two teams of investigators from the IIO are examining the incident. The name of the victim has not been released.

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