Man dies following grocery store altercation with police

Published 7:01 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

ROCHESTER — Authorities said a man who struggled with police during an arrest outside a Rochester grocery store has died.

Police said Thursday an altercation happened about 9 p.m. outside the Cub Foods store after the man was pulled over in his pickup truck for numerous traffic violations.

The man tried to drive away, but the officer on the scene was able to get the vehicle to stop. Police Chief Jim Franklin said in a press release that once the vehicle was finally stopped a physical struggle occurred, the man was apprehended and became unresponsive.

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Franklin said lifesaving efforts at the scene were unsuccessful. Body camera video has been turned over to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.