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Army investigating death of Fort Polk soldier

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 10 2014 Sep 10, 2014 September 10, 2014 1:05 PM September 10, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

FORT POLK- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier who was suspected of a break-in at a home on the central Louisiana military base.

Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded Friday to a report of a break-in.

Police located a soldier who matched the suspect's description but when they approached, he ran.

Base spokeswoman Kim Reischling says officers spotted the suspect again and he allegedly became combative and resisted arrest.

Reischling says officers used a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue and handcuff the man, whose name hasn't been released.

She says emergency personnel began "life-saving measures" when he began to exhibit medical distress and transported him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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