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Man dies hours after struggle with police

June 4, 2016

​Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said today that a 28-year-old man died at a hospital in New Brunswick, hours after he struggled with police who revived him when they found him laying on a street in Highland Park.
 
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death of Daniel Nagahama of Edison, who was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on June 2, 2016 at 8:28 p.m.
 
The results of an autopsy were not immediately available.
 
The death was reported to the state Office of the Attorney General, in accordance with use-of-force guidelines.
 
Nagahama was taken to the hospital after police stopped to assist the man, who was found on South Fifth Avenue in Highland Park on June 2, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.
 
As police attempted to revive him, Nagahama became belligerent and struggled with police. He was not placed under arrest, but was taken to the hospital by rescue workers.
 
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3115.

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