An attempt by Baltimore County police to save a suicidal man failed Friday morning when he set fire to himself in a Middle River home after having been stunned with a Taser.
A police spokeswoman said the man called 911 about 10:20 a.m. and told operators he was planning to kill himself. Police responded to the home in the first block of Clearwater Court and tried to bring him under control by shocking the man as he stood at an open window.
The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
Man sets himself on fire in front of Baltimore Co. police
Man pronounced dead at Middle River home
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