A 33-year-old man who got into a fight with police while resisting arrest lost consciousness while in the patrol car and later died in hospital in Osaka on Saturday night.
According to police, at around 10:30 p.m., a taxi driver called 110 and said he was having trouble with a drunk male passenger in Miyakojima Ward, Fuji TV reported.
Police went to the scene and found the man intoxicated, on the street, using offensive language at them. When they tried to approach him, he resisted and it took four officers to pin him down. He was put into a patrol car where he continued to struggle in the back seat. On the way to the police station, the man complained of dizziness and fell unconscious.
Police said they tried a heart massage and then called for an ambulance. The man was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death of the man who was a company employee from Toyonaka city.© Japan Today