Nursing Home Resident Dead After Confrontation With Police

John Wrana threatened paramedics, staff and police with a cane, metal shoehorn and butcher knife, authorities said

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014  |  Updated 5:56 AM CDT
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Man, 95, Dead After Confrontation With Police

The Victory Centre of Park Forest

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A 95-year-old resident of an Illinois nursing home died early Saturday, hours after being shocked with a Taser and bean bag rounds in a confrontation with police.

Authorities said John Wrana was a resident at Victory Centre of Park Forest, on the 100 block of South Main Street in the south suburb. He was threatening paramedics and staff with a cane and a metal shoehorn when police arrived at the complex, they said.

Police said they struck him with a Taser and bean bag rounds after he threatened officers with a 12-inch butcher knife.

Wrana was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later died.

A cause of death was not released by Saturday evening.

(Correction: This article, originally published July 27, 2013, misspelled the victim's last name, based on incorrect information provided by police and the medical examiner's office.)

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