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Mexican immigrant who died in custody had a heart condition

October 22, 2019 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a Mexican immigrant taken in custody who later died at an Arizona hospital had a pre-existing heart condition.

The name of the 49-year-old man wasn’t immediately released Tuesday.

CBP officials say the man was apprehended south of Casa Grande by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents around 1 p.m. Sunday.

During processing it was determined the man needed medical attention and was transported to a Tucson-area hospital.

Medical officials determined the man had a pre-existing heart condition and he was pronounced dead around 9 a.m. Monday.