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Man arrested for fighting outside Cape Cod restaurant collapses and dies


FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested after a fight outside a Cape Cod restaurant early Friday collapsed while in police custody and later died at the hospital, authorities said.

The death is under investigation by the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office and the state medical examiner’s office, the DA’s office said in a statement.

An officer on patrol spotted a disturbance in front of the restaurant at about 12:15 a.m., stopped his cruiser and attempted to break up the fight, according to the statement. Both men were taken into custody and transported to the police station.

One of them, a 30-year-old man, collapsed at the police station.

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Officers attended to the man, then called Falmouth Rescue, which transported the man to Falmouth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

No additional information was released.

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