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Man Dies After Being Handcuffed at Movie Theater


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 26-year-old Robert Saylor 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, says 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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