Man dies after medical emergency in Massachusetts jail
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a man has died after New Bedford police took him into custody for alleged public intoxication.
The Standard-Times reports the 52-year-old man died after being taken to the Ash Street Jail Tuesday night.
Bristol County sheriff spokesman Jonathan Darling says the man experienced a medical emergency in his cell. Darling says paramedics transported the man to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A spokesman for the Bristol County district attorney says the man's death appears to be accidental.
The man's name has not been released.