Emotionally disturbed man dies after police officer uses Taser on him in the Bronx

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PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — A Bronx man is dead after an NYPD officer used a Taser on him Wednesday night.

Police were called around 5:30 p.m. to a home on Mayflower Avenue for a call of an emotionally disturbed man armed with a knife and acting violently.

When police arrived on the scene, they were confronted by the 49-year-old  — later identified as Ariel Galarza — who then allegedly threatened them with a glass bottle.

One of the sergeants used a Taser on Galarza, who was then taken into custody.

While he was in custody, he went into cardiac arrest.

CPR was administered by police at the scene.

He was taken to Einstein Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:22 p.m.

The incident is being investigated by the Force Investigation Division pending determination of his death.