Cops: Flatlands man dies after being restrained following family dispute

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A Flatlands man died after being restrained when police responded to a call about a person needing medical assistance early in the morning on Oct. 23.

Quam Ahmoudu of E. 58th Street, died after falling unconscious shortly after being handcuffed, according to police.

Police from the 63rd Precinct responded to a 911 call about a family dispute and a man requiring medical assistance at around 5:52 am at the address between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J, according to police.

When the cops got to the scene, Ahmoudu was “acting irrationally” in a way that was causing danger to himself or others, and he was put in handcuffs, a police spokesman said.

While police escorted him to an ambulance, Ahmoudu became unconscious and cops removed his cuffs so that emergency medical services could perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, police said.

Emergency medical personnel transported Ahmoudu to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death is still pending a determination by the city’s Chief Medical Examiner, according to a spokeswoman for the examiner’s office.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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