Security staff at store say the suspect was aggressive; officers say the man displayed medical problems after he was handcuffed.
EUGENE, Ore. — Police in Eugene say a man died after he was arrested by officers as a theft suspect.
The Eugene Police Department says the 32-year-old man ran on Saturday evening from Fred Meyer loss prevention staff. It’s unclear what he was trying to steal, but he was described as “aggressive.”
Officers located the suspect on a bike path at a park. Police said the man allowed them to handcuff him without resisting and without having to use force.
But when officers helped him stand up, the man began exhibiting medical distress. After emergency workers performed CPR, the man died. The cause of death is under investigation.
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Police are withholding the man’s name until next of kin are notified.