Robbery suspect, 29, dies of possible drug overdose at NYPD stationhouse

A man died of a possible drug overdose while in custody at a Brooklyn NYPD station house Thursday evening, cops said. 

The 29-year-old robbery suspect first started “acting erratically” at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park at around 6:40 p.m., about 40 minutes after his arrest, authorities said. EMS was called but he reportedly refused medical attention.

Then around 7:30 p.m., officers found the man unconscious, requested EMS a second time, began to perform CPR and administered “life-saving techniques.” 

The man was in custody at the 72nd Precinct for a knifepoint robbery or attempted robbery, police said.
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He was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he could not be saved. 

While his death preliminarily appears to be drug-related, the city Medical Examiner’s office will make an official determination. 

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The man was found unconscious around 7:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the hospital, despite efforts to  save him.
The man was found unconscious around 7:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the hospital, despite efforts to save him.
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The man was in custody in connection to a possible armed robbery or attempted robbery at 27th Street and Third Avenue in Greenwood Heights that happened just before 6 p.m., cops said.

His name has not been released pending family notification.

Another man, 46, was arrested in connection to the same incident, cops said.

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