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Detainee dies in prison. Body confiscated to determine cause of death

Philipsburg Police Station where the holding cells are located to house persons temporarily after their arrests. (file photo) Philipsburg Police Station where the holding cells are located to house persons temporarily after their arrests. (file photo)

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The National Detectives are investigating the death of a detainee in the holding cells in Philipsburg.

On July 22, at 9:30am, police received a notification from the personell of the house of Detention,that during a routine check a detainee in a holding cell was not showing any signs of life.

The ambulance personnel were called and attempted to administer first aid to the detainee, however it became apparent that the man was unresponsive.

Subsequently, the attending doctor pronounced the man dead. The body was confiscated on orders of the prosecutor to aid in determining the cause of death.

KPSM extends condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. (KPSM)

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