Man dies after running from Portland police



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.


Information from: KGW-TV,