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Las Vegas jail inmate dies after complaining of muscle pain

July 7, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An inmate at the county jail has died after apparently falling ill and complaining of muscle pain, Las Vegas police said Wednesday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the inmate was being moved to be transported when he complained he did not feel well and had muscle pain. Officers brought the man back to his cell, the department said, and a few minutes later other inmates notified police that the man was not breathing.

Medical workers tried to assist the man and he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He did not have any fight with police or other inmates, according to the department.

Police did not release the man’s identity but said he was booked into the jail over the weekend for drug possession.

The Clark County coroner will release the man’s name and cause of death.