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SBI investigating man's death at Moore hospital

Posted April 25, 2011 11:42 a.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2011 1:16 p.m. EDT

— The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the Saturday night death of a Robbins man outside FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, officials said Monday.

Relatives said Ronald Armstrong was being checked out in the emergency room when he tried to leave. Nurses called for hospital security to help restrain Armstrong, and the guards used a stun gun on him at least three times, relatives said.

Hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Kelly said security guards don't carry stun guns. She referred all other questions to the Pinehurst Police Department, which said the SBI was handling the case.