Fayetteville police investigating in-custody death on Ramsey Street – CBS17.com

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Authorities: Man died in Fayetteville police car
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Fayetteville, N.C. — A man died after being detained by authorities in Fayetteville on Thursday morning, law enforcement agencies said.

The Fayetteville Police Department said officers responded to the 800 block of East Orange Street, where there were reports of a man going door-to-door acting strangely, around 12:20 a.m.

A Cumberland County Sheriffs Office deputy later saw the man jumping on the hood of a vehicle on Ramsey Street near Webb Street and stopped to investigate. Fayetteville police officers arrived to help.

The man became aggressive when law enforcement officers made contact with him, the police department said, and began to beat on the hood of the deputys patrol car.

Law enforcement officers took the man to the ground to handcuff and secure him, the police department said.

The Cumberland County Sheriffs Office said the man died in the back of a Fayetteville police patrol car.

The State Bureau of Investigation is examining the incident, and involved officers will be placed on administrative duty per protocol.

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Anyone with information about the mans death can call Detective J. Littlejohn of the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-818-3468, the SBI or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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