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Man dies in altercation with Weld County sheriff’s deputies

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 16:37:59-05

WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- A man in Weld County died early Saturday morning after getting into an altercation with authorities, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

At about 1:49 a.m., deputies responded to a call about an unwanted person at a residence. When deputies arrived, “a physical altercation ensued between the deputies and a male party,” the release stated.

The man stopped breathing during the altercation, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office has not yet identified the man involved in the incident.