A man police said was causing a disturbance at a gym and then struggled with officers died this morning after being hit by officers with Tasers, police said.
The incident happened just before 6:30 this morning at the Gold’s Gym at 195 Troy-Schenectady Road.
After being hit with the Tasers, the man went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived, police said. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Late this afternoon Gold’s Gym and state police identified the club member as Chad Brothers, 32, of Troy.
“At this time, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this individual. We are cooperating fully with local authorities to expedite and resolve their investigation,” Gold’s said in a statement.
Police this morning were called to the gym for a report of the man causing a disturbance, fighting with a patron and damaging gym property, police said.
When the first officer arrived, the man continued causing the disturbance and even threw items at the officer, police said.
That officer then tried to arrest the man, but had to call for two other officers and gym patrons to come in and help.
The officers then deployed their Tasers, police said. He then went into cardiac arrest.
The officers and a gym patron began CPR and tried an automated external defibrillator while they waited for an ambulance to arrive. The man, though, was later pronounced dead.
The gym is situated next to a Kmart store about two miles east of the Latham Circle.
Gold’s added in its statement: “We are committed to member safety, and providing a safe environment for our patrons; staff and other members are to be commended for their help during this difficult time. The gym is currently back to normal operations.”
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