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Man dies after struggle with police in Cub Foods parking lot

Rochester police say no weapons were used in the incident.

A man has died after a struggle with police outside a Cub Foods in Rochester.

The incident happened after a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue East, which saw the driver pulled over for "several traffic violations" observed by an officer just before 9 p.m.

After initially stopping in the parking lot outside the Cub Foods at 1021 15th Ave. E., the man tried to drive away, but was again stopped by the officer in another area of the lot.

As the officer tried to arrest him, a "physical struggle ensued," which saw a call for backup made.

"Once other officers arrived, the subject was detained and was taken into custody," Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin said Thursday. "Once in custody, the subject became unresponsive."

Officers began lifesaving efforts, including CPR and the use of a defibrillator as they waited for a Gold Cross ambulance to arrive, but the man subsequently died.

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Franklin says that his officers did not use their weapons in the incident, investigation of which has been turned over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Bodycam footage was taken and passed on to the BCA, while the officers involved have been placed on standard administrative leave.

The victim's identity is expected to be released at a later date by a medical examiner.

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