11/13/2012 17:24 EST | Updated 01/13/2013 05:12 EST

Vancouver man dies after police use Taser

B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office is looking into the police-involved death of a man who was allegedly threatening himself with a knife Tuesday morning in East Vancouver.

The investigations office said in a statement that police used a Taser on the distraught man after he had repeatedly stabbed himself outside a private home.

The man was taken into custody and transported to hospital after officers used a Taser to subdue him.

The man, whose name has not been released, died in hospital.

"At this point, we do not know what this man died from," said IIO spokesman Owen Court. "It's very, very early in the investigation, so we'll certainly be working with the coroner's service with this and hope to learn that from them."