CINCINNATI -- A teenager died Saturday after a campus police officer at the University of Cincinnati used a Taser on him, WLWT-TV reported.
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Corcoran of the University of Cincinnati Police said officers were called to the university's Turner Hall at around 3:00am local time Saturday after receiving a report of an assault.
When campus police arrived on the scene they found a large crowd of people outside the hall. As they attempted to investigate the reported assault, an 18-year-old male approached them. The officers said the teenager had clenched his fists and appeared agitated.
After the teen ignored multiple orders to stop approaching the officers, one of them used a Taser on him before handcuffing him.
The officers said the teenager was breathing normally and had a good pulse but was not in a "normal state of mind" after he was Tased, Corcoran said.
As paramedics arrived on the scene, the teenager went into cardiac arrest. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The teenager's name was not released. He was reportedly on campus for a summer program and was not a University of Cincinnati student.
No charges have been filed against the officer who used the Taser. Corcoran said witness accounts appeared to justify the officer's actions.
An internal investigation will look into the Taser incident as police continue to investigate the original assault report.
Read more: WLWT-TV