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MSP: One man dead during struggle with police

Posted at 6:51 PM, Nov 18, 2020

A Pullman man died while resisting being taking into custody Wednesday morning, according to the Michigan State Police.

A Trooper out of the Wayland Post and a deputy with the Allegan County Sheriff's Office were called to a house on North Street in Pullman for a domestic disturbance. In their statement, police say 40 year-old Nathan Strample, began to struggle with police.

"...officers attempted to take him into custody and were met with considerable resistance," The statement reads.

During the struggle, Strample stopped breathing. Officers attempted to revive him with assistance from Life Care, but Strample was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michigan State Police Special Investigations Sections from the 6th and 5th Districts have begun an investigation into the incident. Allegan County Sheriff, Frank Baker, tells FOX 17 it's standard procedure to place their officer involved on administrative leave during the investigation. MSP says the troopers involved are also on paid leave.