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Police say man dies after resisting arrest

2020-05-10 HKT 00:10
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  • Police say the West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit will investigate the case of a man who died after resisting arrest. File photo: RTHK
    Police say the West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit will investigate the case of a man who died after resisting arrest. File photo: RTHK
Police have confirmed that a man who resisted arrest for suspected criminal damage and possession of drugs, has died in hospital.

They said members of the public told uniformed officers from the Yau Tsim police district in Nathan Road on Thursday at about 5pm that a man had damaged a passing vehicle with a bottle and had also hit a parked car and pushed over a motorcycle nearby.

They said that when police intercepted him, he resisted arrest and there was a violent struggle before he was subdued with the help of a passer-by.

Police said they found about four grams of suspected heroin on the man, who was described as non-Chinese, but no further details were given.

The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was certified dead at about 6 pm on Friday.

The case has been handed over to the West Kowloon Regional Crime Unit for investigation and a post-mortem will be carried out.