Man stops breathing during arrest in Frisco
Summit County, CO Colorado
The Frisco Police Department is investigating an incident at a local hotel, after a man stopped breathing while police were arresting him.
Police were dispatched to the Summit Inn at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, on a report of a man exposing himself and acting erratically in the hallway. When police arrived on the scene, the suspect became combative and tried to remove one officer’s weapon from its holster. As the officers tried to place the suspect under arrest, a struggle ensued with the suspect biting, kicking and spitting at the officers. He was still combative and yelling erratically when paramedics arrived. Paramedics decided to administer a chemical sedative to calm the man down, however it did not take effect right away and the suspect continued to fight the officers and paramedics for several minutes. As paramedics and officers put the man on a gurney, they noticed he was not breathing. Paramedics immediately started administering CPR on the suspect, with an officer taking over in the ambulance. The suspect was taken to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, and then taken via ambulance to St. Anthony’s Central in Denver. He remains in critical condition. Toxicology reports are pending.
The Frisco Police Department is not releasing any names right now, pending further investigation.
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