Special Investigations Unit to probe death of man in Ottawa police custody

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man after an interaction with Ottawa police.

The Special Investigations Unit says the 64-year-old man was arrested at his home and taken into police custody at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.

He was later taken to hospital in medical distress, where he died.

The SIU was informed of the death on Tuesday, and invoked its mandate.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday.

No details have been released about the incident, but the SIU is asking anyone who may have information or video evidence to contact them.

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