NC man dies after Fayetteville police try arrest

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina man has died after
struggling with Fayetteville police officers who tried to arrest
him after witnesses said he was running into traffic.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday
the man appeared to be in his 60s, but his
name was withheld until relatives were notified.

Police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts says an officer saw the man
trying to jump onto passing vehicles and tried to take him into
custody Wednesday afternoon. Police say the man resisted the
officer and two others before the suspect blacked out.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police refused to say whether the officers used their firearms
or stun guns, saying that information is part of a State Bureau of
Investigation probe.

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