Surrey man dies in Metro Vancouver Transit Police custody

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      Surrey RCMP have been asked to investigate the in-custody death of a man early this morning.

      According to a news release from the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, a 41-year-old man was arrested under the Mental Health Act at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (July 31) at the Surrey Central bus loop.

      “The man was compliant during arrest and taken into custody without incident,” transit police stated.

      “He was transported to hospital by Transit Police officers. At the time of arrival at the hospital, officers noted that the man had gone into medical distress but despite immediate medical assistance, he was pronounced dead at 39 minutes after midnight.”

      The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner has also been notified of the death.