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Man covered in hand sanitiser bursts into flames as police taser him

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Man covered in hand sanitiser bursts into flames as police taser him

Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a man doused himself in hand sanitiser before bursting into flames as he's tasered by police.

Jason Jones, 29, died six weeks after the incident, which unfolded at a police station in Catskill, New York State, last October.

In the footage, he can be seen ripping off his shirt and covering himself in sanitiser before officers fire a taser at him.

While it is not shown in the video, Jones bursts into flames moments later as the police step back from a bright light that flashes into frame.

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