Police watchdog called in to probe case of man who died in Winnipeg police custody

Manitoba's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who died Tuesday while in the custody of Winnipeg police.

Officers had arrested the man, 56, shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday after responding to a call about an assault and disturbance at a home in North Point Douglas, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Police found an injured man in his 50s at the home, who was taken to hospital in stable condition, the release says.

Officers arrested a suspect near Main Street and Sutherland Avenue and took him to the North District station for processing.

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