A man in Milford police custody who was found unresponsive on Sunday morning has been pronounced dead.
Officers said they took a 31-year-old man into custody on Saturday. During the traffic stop, they learned he was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant.
While the man was being processed, authorities said he was displaying signs of medical distress and paramedics were immediately summoned to evalute his condition. The man was transported to Milford Emergency Room, where he remained under observation for several hours.
At approximately 11 p.m., he was released and taken back to the police department holding facility.
Police said they closely monitored him after the man was returned to his cell.
Around 5 a.m., he was found to be unresponsive, according to authorities. Officers performed live-saving rescuscitation measures and immediately called paramedics.
Experts said that when paramedics arrived, they continued the life-saving measures and transported the man to Milford Emergency Room. He was later pronounced dead.
The man’s name has not been released.
The Central District Major Crimes Squad responded to investigate the circumstances of the man’s untimely death, police added.