Suspect Dies Shortly After Being Arrested in the Bronx

Police said the man, who was allegedly illegally selling MetroCards at a Bronx subway station, became unconscious and unresponsive while being placed under arrest

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:19 AM EDT
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Suspect Dies Shortly After Being Arrested in the Bronx

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Police say a man who allegedly was illegally selling MetroCards at a Bronx subway station died shortly after being taken into custody.
 
The NYPD says the suspect became unconscious and unresponsive while being placed under arrest on Monday around 2:30 p.m. EMS transported the suspect to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
 
Police say the 25-year-old suspect was observed selling the MetroCards on the mezzanine level of the East 161st Street station. He ran when police approached him but was caught nearby.
 
The investigation is continuing. His name was withheld pending family notification.
 

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