NYPD Precinct Death: Newly Arrested Robbery Suspect Collapses After Refusing Medical Care

NYPD unit in Brooklyn – Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy

A person who had just been arrested died after suffering a medical episode inside a Brooklyn police precinct.

NYPD reported that the event happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park.

The case began when NYPD responded to a 911 call about a knife dispute in the 27th St. and 3rd Ave area shortly before 6 p.m. A 40-year-old individual told police that two men had approached him. One pulled a knife and demanded money; both then fled.

Officers found two men fitting the description and placed them under arrest. Just after 6:30 p.m., EMS paramedics were called to the station because one of the arrestees was acting erratically, but the suspect refused medical attention.

About an hour later, officers found the man unconscious. They called EMS again, began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and administered Narcan and lifesaving techniques, Fox News reported.

He was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn but died. The medical examiner had yet to determine the cause of death while the police investigation was ongoing. The identity of the deceased detainee was not immediately released.

In a similar case, two nights earlier, a young ex-convict sex offender died at a Brooklyn (NYC) psychiatric facility on Tuesday, apparently in a fight with another patient.

That same day a Hispanic inmate died after jumping into the East River and escaping from the floating jail “Vernon C. Bain Center” in the Bronx (NYC). His death is the 15th in the city’s Department of Corrections (DOC) custody this year.