By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV News Staff
NEW CASTLE (KDKA) - A man died while being taken into custody by police in New Castle early on Sunday morning.
Police received several complaints from residents about a man screaming and acting erratically around 3:30 a.m., New Castle Police said.
They said the same man allegedly broke into a home on East Washington Street, stole items, and assaulted the person inside before he fled.
Police were able to identify him as Albert Beckworth-Thompson. When they approached him, he began shouting that his girlfriend drugged him and asked if the officers were real.
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When they attempted to take him into custody and to the hospital, he fled once again.
After a brief chase, he was handcuffed and officers noticed he was going in and out of consciousness.
They rendered first aid but could not find a pulse.
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.
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