February 27, 2016 1:35 pm
Updated: February 29, 2016 7:25 am

Man found unresponsive in Saskatoon police cell dies

Police say a 38-year-old man found unresponsive in the detention unit Friday was later declared dead at a Saskatoon hospital.

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SASKATOON – Authorities in Saskatoon are investigating a case of a man who allegedly died in police custody Friday. The 38-year-old man was arrested after officers were called to reports of a male running into oncoming traffic at 22nd Street and Avenue P at around 12:20 p.m. CT.

At the time of his arrest, officers said the man displayed symptoms of intoxication.

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Police said he was in breach of court conditions and wanted on outstanding warrants.

He was placed in the police’s detention unit. At around 3:20 p.m., staff found him unresponsive in his cell.

The Saskatoon Fire Department and MD Ambulance were called to provide emergency medical attention. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Members of the police’s major crime unit along with the office of the chief coroner are investigating. The Saskatoon Police Service have notified the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.

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