A man died during a struggle with Colonie police this morning at the Gold's Gym in Latham, as the Times Union reported.
It sounds like there were a handful of people in the gym at the time, and a few firsthand reports have popped up online -- which describe a crazy scene.
First from Crystal Beauchemin (@Beau511) on Twitter:
Wow: guy who was flipping out& knocking machines over at my gym this AM then tazed by police...died...&I was working out 10ft away
A string of her tweets describing the incident is embedded after the jump.
Then he ran down the stairs, backwards mind you, and ran through the lower level of the gym, screaming and making a couple loops before going out the door. Somebody tried locking the doors after that, but he stormed back in, continuing on with his rage. Luckily someone managed to dial 911.
Meanwhile, he went behind the front desk and into the office, trashing everything.
He went back out into the gym, knocking over free weights, display walls, and huge weight machines. By this time, the police began arriving, with one of the first responders in being a woman. The enraged man spotted her and began going after her, so right as he went to approach her, she tased him.
She reports it then looked like the man had a heart attack. The Troy Record reports the man got treatment for cardiac arrest, and both the Record and the TU report he was later pronounced dead at Albany Med.
Noted: the stream of tweets from @Beau511 had been pared down.
Gold's Gym Latham
195 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY 12189
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