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Suspect dies in Norfolk police custody

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Police Department is investigating the death of a suspect while in police custody.

Police spokesman Chris Amos tells media outlets that the man was incoherent and vomiting when officers found him Tuesday near Norfolk Naval Station.

Amos says the man became violent after he was arrested. The officers used pepper spray, handcuffs and leg restraints to restrain hm. They put him in the back of a police car and he lost consciousness en route to a local hospital.

Paramedics were following the police car in an ambulance. They treated the man and put him in the ambulance. He died at the hospital.

The man hasn’t been identified. His body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office.

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