NEWS
01/08/2016 13:22 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

Police detain suspect in case of man crushed by arcade game at Quebec City bar

QUEBEC — Police in Quebec City say they briefly detained a man in the death of a 19-year-old who was crushed by a boxing arcade game this week.

The suspect met with investigators and was subsequently released under a promise to appear in court.

Authorities say the man in his early 20s could face a charge of criminal negligence and that the file has been submitted to the Crown.

The victim died after the punching bag video game fell on him at a Quebec City bar earlier this week.

He was found with a head wound and was later declared dead in hospital.

Police are investigating whether the machine was toppled by another client.

They've also asked any witnesses present at the P'tite Grenouille bar to come forward.

The Canadian Press

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