FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — State and Frederick County officials are investigating the death of an intellectually disabled man who had a medical emergency when he was handcuffed by deputies at a movie theater in Frederick.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called after Robert Saylor, 26, of New Market refused to leave the theater on Saturday. Authorities say he was handcuffed and was resisting the deputies’ attempts to remove him when he had a medical emergency.
The office says the deputies removed the handcuffs and took him to a hospital, where he died.
Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, tells The Frederick News-Post that Saylor had Down syndrome. She says the office delayed releasing information about his death at his family’s request. An autopsy is being conducted.
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