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Md. Fugitive Who Died After Colorado Arrest Took Cyanide Pill

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DENVER (AP)- Authorities say a Maryland fugitive who died after being arrested in Colorado killed himself by taking a cyanide pill.
    
Police say 51-year-old Robert Lindsay began sweating profusely and became unresponsive after being handcuffed along a road in Golden in July. He died after being taken to the hospital.
    
Lindsay's family told the coroner that he had carried a cyanide capsule with him because he didn't want to go back to prison. Testing confirmed that he had died of cyanide poisoning.
    
Lindsay slipped out of the motorcycle painting shop where he worked when officers arrived to arrest him. Capt. Joe Harvey says he was captured minutes later by officers working at a nearby construction project. Police believe he took the pill sometime in between.

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