A man who ended up in the Thames after police fired a taser to arrest him has died.
Officers were called to Chelsea Bridge Road, west London, on Saturday afternoon after a man was reportedly armed with a screwdriver and was shouting.
Scotland Yard said it challenged the man before the taser went off, but this “did not allow officers to hold him safely” and “he then went into the river”.
A rescue operation was launched and the man was taken to safety by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution before being rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he sadly died shortly afterwards.
It is understood there is an ongoing police investigation.
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