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A man who apparently lunged at cops in Coney Island late Saturday was quickly tasered, according to witnesses and police radio reports.

The drama unfolded at 5:45 p.m. outside the Nathan’s on Stillwell and Surf avenues, not far from where the 104th annual Hotdog Eating Contest had been staged inside hours earlier.

Nearly 50 police officers flooded the scene following calls for assistance.

The cops tased the man after he launched at them, witnesses told The Post.

The man was cuffed and taken to Coney Island Hospital for observation, the police radio report said. The man was also placed on a stretcher and given oxygen.

No further information was immediately available.

Additional reporting by Paul Martinka

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Teen arrested for robbing son of NYPD counterterrorism head John Miller

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said.

The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said.

Miller’s son was robbed of his wallet and cell phone by the suspect, who was riding a Citi Bike at the time, sources said.

Miller, the department’s head of counter-terrorism, was also a CBS News correspondent.

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