Man dies in Transit Police custody at Surrey bus loop

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Transit Police have asked Surrey RCMP to investigate an in-custody death early this morning.

The incident began at 11:30 p.m. yesterday when Transit Police arrested a 41-year-old Surrey man under the Mental Health Act on a bus at the Surrey Central bus loop.

Transit Police say he was taken into custody without incident. But when he was taken to hospital, he was in medical distress and was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m.

The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner has also been notified.

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