(DALLAS) – A man suspected of breaking into an apartment complex on Brockbank Drive died after being placed in police custody Sunday, according to officials.
The 45-year-old suspect allegedly used a cinder block to break a sliding glass patio door, entering a residence in the 9500 block of Brockbank Drive around 6:40 p.m.
Police said the man also took a vase from the apartment and threw it through the front window. Authorities witnessed the suspect leaving the home through the front door and subsequently handcuffed him, placing him in a sitting position outside the apartment.
The man “began to exhibit signs of medical distress,” prompting officers to call for an ambulance, according to officials. Officers reported that he seemed to be under the influence of an unknown substance.
The man was pronounced dead hours later at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where workers found a vial in his personal property containing an unknown liquid.
The investigation is ongoing.
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