Man Dead Following Altercation With Police
A 55-year-old man died at Hahnemann University Hospital on the morning of January 19th following an altercation with the police at the intersection of 10th and Poplar Streets.
Police responded to a report of a man screaming and jumping up and down on a red truck at the intersection just before 5AM. After the officers arrived, the man jumped off the truck, ran over to the driver’s side of the patrol car and grabbed one of the officers by the neck through the open window.
Backup arrived soon after, at which point the officers subdued the man with a baton and a stun gun. The man was unresponsive, leading the police to believe that he had overdosed on drugs. They administered a dose of Naloxone before paramedics came and took him to Hahnemann University Hospital where he died at 5:46AM. It was reported that the prongs of the stun gun did not pierce the man’s skin. The cause of his death remains unknown, and the case is currently under investigation.
The officer who was attacked reported having sustained minor injuries. •