Man dies on street after being taken into police custody

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man in his 30s died Sunday after being taken into police custody in the Middletown neighborhood of San Diego.

Neighbors called 911 and told police a man was acting erratically, jumping up and down on cars, screaming and stripping down to his shirt and socks on Columbia Street near Sassafras Street, according to San Diego Police Department PIO Lt. Shawn Takeuchi.

Arriving officers saw the man down in the street, put him in handcuffs, then saw he was not breathing. They took the handcuffs off and began performing CPR on him, but he died on the street, Takeuchi said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

As with all in-custody deaths, homicide detectives were investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this death was asked to call San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580- 8477.

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