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Illinois police kill man, 95, after using Taser to subdue him

By Mason White 4:02 AM July 29, 2013
The nursing home where the incident occurred 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Police killed a 95-year-old man after he resisted arrest, according to police reports in Illinois.

Chicago Police said that a suburban man, who pulled a foot-long knife, and who threatened police with a stick and a shoehorn, has died after officers used a Taser gun and a bean bag in order to detain him.

The man became upset after an ambulance crew in Park Forest tried to take him to a medical center. That’s when authorities say John Warna used a metal baton and a two feet long metal shoehorn, to threaten paramedics and police.

After police ordered him to drop the items, the man pulled a long knife. The incident occurred at 101 Main Street in Park Forest about 8:42 pm.

Authorities said that they had no choice but to use a Taser and a bean bag to subdue Warna. He was conscious and talking when he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but died early Saturday.
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.