Vietnamese student Tasered to death in Australia

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A Vietnamese student died Thursday, after being Tasered by Sydney police, Vietnamnet quoted the Vietnamese Consulate General there as saying.


Le Ba Thinh, 25, was alleged of entering the room of a girl who lived near his home in Western Sydney at around 2 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Consulate General Vu Hong Nam.


The girl called police who arrived to discover Thinh holding a knife and behaving erratically and having committed "indecent acts."


Although police asked Thinh to put the knife down, he didn't failed to comply, and allegedly threatened the officers with the weapon, Nam said.


Thinh then fainted after being Tasered and later died at Liverpool Hospital, according to a statement issued by the Consulate General.


According to Nam, a Taser shock isn't strong enough to kill people, so they are awaiting an autopsy investigation to determine the cause of Thinh's death.


In the meantime, the Consulate General said it's cooperating with the Australian embassy in Vietnam to send Thinh's family to Australia, according to Vietnamnet.

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