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Man, 25, suffers fatal seizure in Manhattan courthouse holding cell

The Manhattan Criminal Court building
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The Manhattan Criminal Court building

A man waiting to see a judge at Manhattan Criminal Court suffered a seizure and later died at a hospital, police said Friday.

The 25-year-old was in NYPD custody in a holding cell at the 100 Centre St. courthouse about 6 a.m. Friday when cops discovered he was having a seizure, police officials said.

While medics were on their way, the man went into cardiac arrest and was given CPR. The medics rushed him to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, but his condition worsened and he died later Friday, police said.

The NYPD Force Investigation Division was investigating, and cops could not immediately say why the man was first arrested. His name was not released.

The death was also being looked into by the New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation, a source familiar with the matter said.