10/26/2015 06:51 EDT | Updated 10/26/2016 05:12 EDT

Edmonton Inmate Dies In Back Of Police Van

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EDMONTON — A man has died after being in "medical distress" while being transported in an Edmonton police van.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the death of the 46-year-old.

The agency says the man was one of six people being moved from police cells to the remand centre Monday morning.

He had been kicking and yelling as he was being put in the van.

Officers later noticed the man was quiet, stopped to check on him and discovered he was "unresponsive and in medical distress."

He was pronounced dead at hospital.

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