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Man Killed After Police Use Taser During Confrontation In Burbank

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A man was killed yesterday after Burbank police used a Taser on him.

Officers responded to reports of criminal threats at a home in the 500 block of N. Mariposa Street in Burbank at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday night, KTLA reports. There, they say a man attacked them outside of the home. They subdued the man using a Taser.

A second man soon appeared in the doorway of the home, allegedly armed with a handgun. The man barricaded himself inside the house for about 40 minutes until police were able to contact him via phone. He then came out and surrendered to officers, the L.A. Times reports.

By that point in time, it was too late for the man who police had Tased. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

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Police have not indicated what the criminal threats that drew them to the home in the first place were, nor have they revealed the identity of the deceased. He has been described by the coroner's office as a man in his 60s. Some reports suggest the two men were brothers, though that has not been confirmed, according to City News Service.

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