Detectives investigating early morning death of man as he was being taken into custody by police

June 21, 2018

Boise Police detectives are investigating the death of a man who appeared to suffer a medical emergency as he was being placed under arrest by BPD Patrol officers at just after 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Officers who were investigating a battery report made contact with the man at a business near the intersection of State Street and Horseshoe Bend Road.  The man cooperated with police and shortly after being placed under arrest, officers noticed that he appeared to be having a medical emergency.  Officers quickly began life-saving measures and requested paramedics.  The man was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased upon arrival.  The Ada County Coroner’s Office has notified family and confirms that the man is identified as 45-year-old Scott Daniel Townsend.  The Coroner’s Office is also involved in the investigation and is awaiting toxicology test results.

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