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Investigation underway after man, 29, dies while in Tasmania Police custody

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The Hobart City Police Station on Liverpool Street at night. Image / Pulse

An investigation has been launched after a man died while in Tasmania Police custody overnight.

The 29-year-old man from Glenorchy was arrested after several reports he was acting in a “suspicious and erratic matter” in the Moonah area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Police said he was taken into custody near Main Road around 1:55am and transported to the Hobart Reception Prison on Liverpool Street.

“Medical assistance was requested about 2:30am, when he was found to be unresponsive,” a police spokesperson said.

“Sadly, he died a short time later.”

A Professional Standards investigation is underway into the incident and the Integrity Commission has been notified.

A report will be prepared for the coroner, who will investigate the circumstances of the death.

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