Man Dies In NYPD Custody After Altercation With First Responder

Man Dies In NYPD Custody After Altercation With First Responder

On Dec. 1, a 49-year-old man died while in NYPD custody following an altercation with EMS personnel in The Bronx.

On Dec. 1, a 49-year-old man passed away while in NYPD custody following an altercation with Emergency Medical Services personnel in The Bronx, according to FOX News.

The incident unfolded around 10:20 a.m. when EMS responded to a call at the man’s residence. He had sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision, prompting concerned neighbors and witnesses to seek medical assistance.

Upon arrival, EMS attempted to administer aid to the injured man, who allegedly adamantly refused treatment. The situation escalated as EMS workers grappled with the challenge of loading him into an ambulance for transport to the hospital.

During this struggle, the man allegedly headbutted a 33-year-old paramedic, causing further complications. The exact nature and severity of the injuries sustained by the paramedic were not immediately disclosed.

Despite the physical altercation, EMS managed to transport the man to NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln on 149th Street. During his treatment at the hospital, the NYPD took him into custody.

The patient died while receiving medical care from hospital staff. The NYPD confirmed the unfortunate outcome, leaving questions surrounding the circumstances leading to his death.

To ensure a thorough and impartial examination of the incident, the NYPD’s Force Investigation Division, a specialized unit tasked with scrutinizing cases involving the use of police force, has initiated an investigation. This division is responsible for probing all cases where individuals die while under police custody.

The deceased man resided in an apartment on Prospect Avenue in Mott Haven, adding a local dimension to the distressing event. However, the authorities have chosen to withhold the man’s identity, respecting the family notification process.

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