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Man Dies While In Police Custody In St. Paul

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Three police officers are on administrative leave after a man in their custody collapsed and died in St. Paul.

The officers were called to the 300 block of Ramsey St. Thursday night on a report of a loud fight between a man and a woman. Officers said there were also indications of possible drug use.

Police found a 51-year-old man acting erratically in an alley.

He collapsed after being handcuffed and police called paramedics. The man was taken to Regions Hospital where he died.

The woman has been questioned as part of the investigation.

The officers are on administrative leave, which is part of the police department’s standard procedure.

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