New York AG looking into man's death weeks after he burst into flames in case involving Taser, hand sanitizer

Moments earlier, the 29-year-old had sprayed himself over his face and body with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It happened in a police station about a half-hour drive south of Albany, in a village with a population of just over 4,000.

The incident caused catastrophic injuries, and he succumbed to them Wednesday, according to the state attorney general’s office, dying at the hospital where he’d been a patient for more than six weeks.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into the incident Thursday, a day after Jason Jones died in a hospital burn unit and weeks after he was set allegedly on fire by an officer's Taser. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into the incident Thursday, a day after Jason Jones died in a hospital burn unit and weeks after he was set allegedly on fire by an officer’s Taser. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

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