The man, 50, had been walking in the road, when police detained him. The Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team is investigating.

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Police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man Friday night following an altercation with law enforcement on the Tulalip Reservation.

The Tulalip Tribal Police and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man walking in the road in the 6400 block of Marine View Drive at about 9:45 p.m.

Two officers and a sheriff’s deputy detained the man, and when being placed into the patrol vehicle, he started to fight the officers, according to a news release from the Mukilteo Police Department. During the scuffle, the man became unresponsive.

Officers did CPR until medical aid arrived, but the man died at the scene.

The deputy and officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave. They have been with their agencies from 14 months to nine years.

The Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team is investigating.