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SIU called in after man dies in police custody

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A man who died in Toronto police custody early today has prompted a call to the Special Investigations Unit.

The agency says police were called to a disturbance at a club on downtown Yonge St. just after 2 a.m. and there was an "interaction" between a man and officers.

The SIU says the man went into medical distress and was taken to hospital by ambulance and subsequently died.

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The man's name and age have not been released.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the incident.

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