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Man acting erratically dies during arrest in Fayetteville

Posted August 24, 2011 8:21 p.m. EDT
Updated August 25, 2011 2:18 p.m. EDT

— A man acting erratically and trying to jump on passing vehicles in Fayetteville died when police tried to arrest him on Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

Police said the incident happened near a restaurant at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Adams Street.

When the officers tried to arrest the man, he resisted. During the struggle, the man became unconscious. He died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. 

The man's name was not released. 

Police would not say what kind of weapons or force was used.

Officers Alexander Leviner, 35, Christopher Crews, 25, and Travis Smith, 22, were placed on administrative duty while the State Bureau of Investigations looks into the incident, which is standard procedure.

All three officers are assigned to the Campbellton Bureau Patrol. Crews has been with the Fayetteville Police Department since June 2009, Smith since November 2009 and Leviner since August 2010.