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Man dies at Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Police Department reports an inmate at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex died around 12:30 a.m. on December 20th.

Police arrived at an apartment in the 3700 block of W. Wells St. around 12:30 a.m. Officers arrested a 48-year-old man who threatened his wife with a hammer. 

The 48-year-old man was transported to the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. Officers were concerned the man was in mental crisis. 

According to police, the 48-year-old man became combative while at the mental health complex. He was restrained by staff from the mental health complex and one police officer. The man became unresponsive after being medicated by a mental health complex nurse.

The man was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Police say they're awaiting results from the man's autopsy.


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