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24 August 2011, 10:28
A Bolton man Tasered by police after officers found him trying to stab himself has died
Officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to a house in Salford Road, Over Hulton, at around 8.30pm following reports a man had locked himself inside with a knife and was stabbing himself, a spokesman said.
When officers arrived they were threatened by the man and a decision was made to "deploy the Taser'', police said.
The spokesman added: "Following that, it became quite obvious the man had serious stab wounds to his stomach.''
The man was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out later today.
The force's professional standards department is investigating and the matter has been referred to the IPCC.