Swedish man dies after police intervention
TT/The Local/vt · 25 Nov 2010, 11:02
Published: 25 Nov 2010 11:02 GMT+01:00
According to newspaper Aftonbladet, the man was forced down onto his stomach during the intervention over the weekend. On the way to the hospital, his heart stopped. On Tuesday, the man died of injuries caused by the cardiac arrest.
"The man was taken into custody because he was disturbed and posed a danger both to himself and others. He was very agitated and violent," added Lindh.
According to Lindh, the man had not attacked anyone, and that he was mainly trying to harm himself. However, he declined to divulge further details about the incident.
"There is an ongoing internal investigation," he explained.
According to the Aftonbladet daily, the man lay on his stomach in police bus. Police would not comment on the newspaper's claims, citing its own preliminary investigation.
The man was taken to hospital where he later died. Lindh declined to disclose exactly when the man died.
"We received information from the hospital yesterday [Wednesday] that he had died," he said.