Berrien Springs – Authorities say a 51-year-old man suspected of malicious destruction of property has died following a struggle while he was being arrested in southwestern Michigan.

Police in Berrien Springs say they responded early Monday to a complaint and a Berrien County sheriff’s deputy found the man in a parking lot. Police say he resisted arrest and was restrained. Officers called for an ambulance when he appeared to be experiencing medical difficulties.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.

A Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township officer and the sheriff’s deputy involved were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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