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Man Dies After Being Taken into Police Custody in Stamford

Stamford police say a suspect being held after a domestic dispute with his mother went into medical distress and died at the hospital.

Police said they responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving a mother and her 23-year-old son around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday When they arrived they found the mother, who police said was the victim in the dispute, but the son had fled. Police secured an arrest warrant for the son on domestic violence charges.

According to police, the son returned home around 1:24 a.m. and the victim called 911. Officers responded and found the suspect hiding in a wooded area. He was taken to the Stamford Police Department, where he went into medical distress.

Despite emergency treatment from the Stamford Police Department and EMS, the suspect died at Stamford Hospital. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

The man has not been publicly identified.

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