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Watch video of man bursting into flames after being hit with cop's Taser. Incident under invetigation.

Source: New York Attorney General's Office

Jan. 7 2022, Published 3:55 p.m. ET

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Video has been released from an incident where police used a Taser on a man and he burst into flames.

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The New York Attorney General’s Office released the footage as part of its investigation into the death of Jason Jones.

Jones was killed after an encounter with officers from the Catskill Police Department on Oct. 30. He later died from his injuries on Dec. 15. The Attorney General’s Office is investigating but has not reached a final conclusion. Still, the agency released videos of the incident.

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An intoxicated Jones walked into the department and got into a conformation with the officers, according to the Albay Times Union.

He then dosed himself in hand sanitizer, which can be seen in the footage, according to the Times Union. Police then used a Taser on Jones. The officers could be seen using the Taser, but Jones was off0screen. Jones then came running back into view on fire as police fled the room or for cover.

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Jones tried to put out the flames as the officers remained out of view.

Officers then returned and tried to provide aid. Jones later died at the hospital.

The full footage of the incident can be seen at the Attorney General’s website.

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