Kaukauna - The Appleton Police Department is investigating what led to the Saturday morning death of a man Kaukauna police attempted to subdue with a Taser after he ran naked through the streets of downtown Kaukauna.

Kaukauna police received a call about 5 a.m. Saturday that someone was yelling for help in the 200 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue.

On the way to the scene, officers spotted a nude man running south on the Lawe Street Bridge, toward the intersection of Crooks Avenue and Main Street.

Police said the man behaved strangely when officers approached him, possibly exhibiting signs of a drug overdose.

Police called for an ambulance to provide the man immediate medical attention. The man became agitated when the ambulance arrived and ran away.

Officers were initially unable to physically restrain him and used a Taser to subdue the man while medical personnel treated him.

The man was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, where he was pronounced dead.

The Outagamie County coroner's office said an autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the man's cause of death.

Under an initial follow-up investigation, authorities found evidence of recent drug use at the man's apartment. The type of drug and quantity will be confirmed through testing.

The man's identity will not be released until after his family has been notified.

The Appleton Police Department is investigating the incident at the request of Kaukauna police.

Source: The Post-Crescent