Man dies after running from Portland police

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man who died after running from officers in Portland apparently suffered a heart attack.

The man was a passenger in a car that was pulled over early Sunday because a tail light wasn’t working. He was wanted on a parole violation in a drug case.

Police say the man gave an officer false information and took off, jumping over three fences. He gave up when he was cornered behind a house and arrested without a struggle.

He stopped breathing in a police car and was taken to the Portland Adventist Medical Center where he died about two hours later. Police say hospital tests indicated he had used marijuana and methamphetamine.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/