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Vegas police: Death of person in custody under investigation

PAIR OF HANDCUFFS
Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 19:52:51-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say the death of a reportedly combative person while in police custody is under investigation.

A police statement said the person became unresponsive Monday after being handcuffed by officers responding to a report of a person in a business' bathroom acting erratically.

According to the statement, officers immediately removed the handcuffs and medical personnel began rendering aid but that the person was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The statement said the person's identity and the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.