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Naked Man Running Through Church Parking Lot Dies After Police Use Taser

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File photo of a Taser. (credit:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

File photo of a Taser. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh man has died after police used a Taser on him during an altercation.

Raleigh police say they were called to an intersection early Wednesday after reports of a man running naked through a nearby church parking lot.

Officers say 45-year-old Thomas Sadler became aggressive toward officers, who then used a Taser to subdue him. Sadler collapsed and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case. Sadler was on probation after a 2010 conviction for a felony probation violation. In 2007, he had been convicted of felony speeding to elude arrest in Gaston County.

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