A man who had complained to the cops about having shortness of breath became unconscious at the time of being arrested and died thereafter.

The incident took place on March 3 in Moorhead, Minnesota at approximately 1 p.m. The police officers who were working alongside High Plains Fugitive Task Force had arrested a man for outstanding felony warrants. Soon after the arrest, that man started complaining of being unable to breathe properly, ABC News reported.

“During the arrest, the individual complained of shortness of breath and paramedics were summoned to the scene. As paramedics were arriving, the individual lost consciousness,” said the Minnesota Department of Public Relations in a press release.

He was quickly taken to the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo but later died the same evening. The authorities have declared that an autopsy will be performed on the individual's body, in order to deduce the manner and cause of death.

The authorities said that there was nobody camera footage of the incident available. Further, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is checking with the responding officers on whether they were able to record any dashboard camera footage of the incident.

The officials at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s BCA have stated that they would be further investigating the case by interviewing all the people involved in the incident. Officials also said that the identity of the deceased will be made public, once they have notified the individual's family members of the incident.

In a similar case, authorities were investigating an arrest made by the police in Brooklyn, New York, after videos captured by bystanders showed the man who was arrested for smoking weed getting assaulted by cops. The man can be heard screaming "Help me," at one point in the video.

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