Lower Brule man dies while in custody of Sioux Falls police


SIOUX FALLS (AP) – Authorities say a man died while he was being arrested by Sioux Falls police for allegedly breaking into a house.

Police said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon after a woman who was in the house was able to report that the man had a gun and was acting erratically. The woman told police she thought the man was hallucinating.

Officers were able to convince the man to come out of the house and leave the gun inside. Police said the man was making odd movements before he was handcuffed and collapsed on the way to a squad car.

Officers gave him emergency aid and called an ambulance. The 31-year-old man, of Lower Brule, was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

Authorities originally responded to the area for a report of gunshots and a burglary. Surveillance video from the area helped police identify a second man who was arrested for possession of stolen property.

The identities of the two men have not been released. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the case.

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