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2 die in Los Angeles County sheriff's custody

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says man, woman die in separate custody incidents

LOS ANGELES — Two people have died in the custody of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.

City News Service says a woman being held at the sheriff’s station in Valencia died at about 12:30 p.m. today but other details haven’t been released.

In Lancaster, a man died after he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a sheriff’s patrol car.

Deputies took the man into custody around 4 a.m. Friday after reports that he was yelling at people in a house and acting bizarrely.

Deputy Peter Gomez says deputies suspected the man was on drugs. Gomez says the man tried to kick out the patrol car windows and then went unconscious.

CPR was performed but he died at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.

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