Man Died After Being Found Unresponsive in Custody of Security Guards, Police Say

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D.C. police say a man was found dead in the custody of two security guards patrolling a property in Southeast D.C. early Sunday.

At about 4 a.m., police responded to a report of an assault underway inside a residential building. They found a man in the custody of special police officers.

The man, 27-year-old Alonzo Smith of Southeast D.C., was handcuffed, unconscious and not breathing, police said. 

He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

D.C. police say a death investigation is underway.

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