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