The Tokyo metropolitan police said Wednesday that a man died while in police custody at a police station in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.
According to police, the 30-year-old man was found collapsed on the ground, convulsing uncontrollably in west Shinjuku at around 6 p.m. on May 25. TBS reported that police were alerted and they came to the scene along with emergency medical personnel. The man continued to twitch and appeared unable to move, police said.
Police said they decided to tie the man's hands and feet and wrap him in a protective mat, after which they took him into custody. Approximately 30 minutes afterwards, the man's condition became worse and he was transported to the hospital, TBS reported. The man died on Tuesday at around 5:30 p.m.
Police said they will launch an investigation into the cause of death as well as whether or not there were any problems with the manner in which police officers handled the situation.© Japan Today