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Man dies after being taken into custody in Springfield

Springfield police say a man died after officers took him into custody during the weekend.

Police said in a news release today that officers found two men rummaging through a trash receptacle at a convenience store Saturday evening.

Police said when they tried to arrest one of the men on an outstanding warrant, he resisted.

During a struggle and pursuit, the man produced two knives but no one was injured. Officers used a Taser on him twice, which was ineffective.

The man was eventually placed in an ambulance to be medically cleared at a hospital.

Police say he stopped breathing and paramedics attempted CPR but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.