Cairns: man dies in police custody

25 June: A 36-year-old man has died in custody after collapsing at a Cairns watch house.

Police say the man went to the Cairns Police Station on Sunday afternoon.

He was taken into police custody on an outstanding arrest warrant and taken to the Cairns watch house.

Just before midnight, police say he was behaving unusually and suddenly collapsed.

He was taken to Cairns hospital, where he died.

The Queensland Police Service’s ethical standards command is investigating his death.

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