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Inmate Death Investigation

12:21 PM, Dec 2, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Erie County Sheriff's Department is investigating a case where an inmate died after being arrested.

We're told the burglary suspect, Richard Metcalf, of Lancaster, was taken to ECMC after being arrested and then transported to the holding center.

At the holding center, guards noticed the Metcalf was acting irrational, so they called an ambulance to take him back to ECMC.

While in the ambulance, the undersheriff said the man appeared to have suffered a heart attack.

Police say the inmate was taken to the ICU of ECMC, where he died.

After performing an autopsy, investigators determined Metcalf had died as a result of a massive heart attack.

 

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