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A DUI suspect has died in police custody after apparently hanging himself in a Brooklyn holding cell.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of drunk driving on Sunday afternoon, NBC reported, adding that police transported him to the 69th Precinct in Canarsie to be processed.

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Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers at the 69th Precinct stationhouse found him hanging by his own T-shirt in his cell, the New York Daily News stated in a related article. The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital, but he could not be saved.


In custody because of his role in a car wreck on Avenue J near Remsen Avenue in Canarsie, the suspect had originally been taken to an Intoxicated Driver Testing Unit in the 78th Precinct for blood alcohol testing before being moved to the 69th Precinct, the Daily News added.

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No injuries were reported in the initial car wreck, according to NBC, which added that the medical examiner will determine the suspect's exact cause of death.

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