BOSTON (CBS) — State Police say a man went into cardiac arrest and died after fighting with officers trying to stop him from walking along the Massachusetts Turnpike near the Allston-Brighton tolls.
Police say a 47-year-old from Windsor, Conn., was wandering on the highway ramp near interchange 19 around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when a trooper pulled over to direct him off the ramp.READ MORE: State Treasury Releases Latest Unclaimed Property Listings, Including 49,000 New Properties
When the trooper approached the man, he allegedly became aggressive and bit the trooper “removing a large chunk of flesh from his arm,” the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shots: FDA Advisers To Vote Friday On Pfizer's 3rd Dose
State Police used chemical spray on the man, the DA said.
During the incident, the man went into cardiac arrest. Officers performed CPR on the man but he later died at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.MORE NEWS: UMass Amherst Brings Back Football Tailgate With COVID Restrictions
Two State Police troopers were taken to the hospital with injuries. The Suffolk County District Attorney is investigating.