Authorities say an upstate New York man is in serious condition in a hospital after police used a Taser to subdue him and burst into flames.
Man covered in hand sanitizer goes up in flames after receiving electric shock
The Times Union of Albany reports the 29-year-old man walked into the Village of Catskill police department last weekend and confronted officers.
Chief Dave Darling says officers deployed a Taser to subdue the man and he burst into flames. The newspaper says the man, identified as Jason Jones, had poured hand sanitizer on himself, causing him to burst into flames.
The Times Union says Jones was taken to Westchester Medical Center’s Trauma and Burn Center, where he is in serious condition.
An attorney for the man’s family declined to discuss details of the matter.
Jason Jones, 29, allegedly stormed into the police station on Oct. 30 and began an argument with officers in the lobby, according to authorities.
More than six weeks after the incident, he died in a hospital, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James.
In an unpublished video, it all appears to begin when Jones appears to walk aggressively through the lobby, confronting the officers.