Please attribute to Superintendent Bruce Bird, Waikato District Commander
Waikato Police are investigating an incident where a man has died at a Te Kuiti property early this morning.
Police were called to a family harm incident on Walker Road around 11pm last night, 23 December. A 41-year –old man was arrested at the scene and returned to Te Kuiti station.
Due to the man’s medical history, officers accompanied him back to the initial address to retrieve medication around 3am.
While at the address the man sustained critical injuries. Ambulance attended the scene, however the man died shortly after.
While the Coroner will rule the cause of death, the man is believed to have sustained self-inflicted injuries based on the information available to us at this time.
One of the attending constables also received injuries to the hand in an attempt to help the man.
Police staff and the man’s family are being offered support.
The Coroner has been notified and Police have commenced an investigation into the death.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has also been notified.