Police in Tokyo's Meguro Ward said Tuesday that a man who was arrested and dragged out of a hotel as he yelled at the top of his lungs, died 20 hours later.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 a.m. on Sunday. TV Asahi reported that police received a call from a hotel in Ohashi, saying that one of the guests was making an unbearable racket. Six officers were sent in response and upon arriving at the hotel, they found a 37-year-old man in his room screaming and violently lashing out. The officers restrained the man and bound his hands and feet, before carrying him out from the hotel and into a squad car.
According to police, immediately following his arrest, the man, who was from Wakayama Prefecture, suddenly lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead 20 hours later.
Police said an autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Meanwhile, Sankei Shimbun reported that in the man's hotel room, police confiscated several small plastic bags filled with white and brown powders. Investigators will also conduct tests to confirm the ingredients of the powders.© Japan Today