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RCMP investigating in-custody death of 50-year-old man in Airdrie

ASIRT is investigating after a man died in Airdrie RCMP custody on Friday, May 24, 2019.
ASIRT is investigating after a man died in Airdrie RCMP custody on Friday, May 24, 2019. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP are investigating after a man died in Airdrie RCMP custody on Friday night.

A 50-year-old man was arrested by RCMP at CrossIron Mills at around 8 p.m., police said.

Mounties said Saturday that the man died of “causes that have yet to be determined.”

Edmonton’s RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.

Though RCMP initially said ASIRT was investigating, police issued a correction on Sunday saying that ASIRT was not.

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