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Police ID man who died after being tased by officers at Tamm Avenue Bar & Grill

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Tamm Avenue Grill in St. Louis, Mo. (Credit: KMOV) Tamm Avenue Grill in St. Louis, Mo. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police have identified the man who died after being tased by officers at the Tamm Avenue Bar & Grill Saturday morning.

Scott Anello, 61, allegedly entered the business in the 1220 block of Tamm and began threatening employees with a large butcher knife around 10:15 a.m.

When officers arrived, Anello was in the kitchen making statements indicating he believed someone or something was trying to harm him. After the suspect ignored orders to put the knife down, officers tased him, according to police.

As officers were taking Anello into custody, he reportedly had a medical event and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

As the suspect was being taken into custody he stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital where he later died. 

The owner of Tamm Avenue Bar & Grill said an employee who was inside the restaurant called him while it was happening. He said he got into his car right away upon hearing what happened. 

“It was a serious thing but everyone is ok, that is the most important thing,” said owner Bob Brazell. “We are doing our best to get back open about noon tomorrow.”

Tamm Avenue Bar & Grill was closed Saturday.

The Force Investigative Unit has assumed the ongoing investigation.

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