(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — A man in Alabama died in police custody after he was pepper sprayed by officers.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department said officers were notified Friday night that a man wanted for an active “attempting to elude” warrant was sitting outside a house with a gun. When officers responded to the home, the man ran into woods, police said.
Officers chased and caught up to him but the man resisted arrest, police said.
Police said officers used pepper spray on the man, who “continued to fight with officers” until he was handcuffed. While walking out of the woods, the man collapsed and officers began CPR on him.
The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, police said. A cause of death was not released by police.
A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department declined further comment. The Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit is investigating.
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