Man collapses and dies while being arrested after fleeing Sydney hospital

A CRITICAL incident team has been tasked to investigate the death of a man who collapsed and died while being arrested by police in Sydney’s inner-west.

The 30-year-old man was being held at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital under the Mental Health Act and allegedly escaped the facility shortly before 1.30pm on Sunday.

Police were called and found the man on Carillon Avenue at Newtown a short time later.


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It’s understood officers tried to arrest the man but he resisted and collapsed on the street.

He was rushed back to hospital where sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

A critical incident team has been sent to the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

A report will be prepared for Coroner.

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