Omaha bowling alley death being investigated as ‘in-custody’

OMAHA, Neb. -- Police are investigating the death of a man who was held down at an Omaha bowling alley as an in-custody death.

Omaha Police say that officers were called Thursday afternoon to West Lanes Bowling Center for reports of a man with autism biting his caregiver and other people, with reports of him being "out of control."

Police say an officer who arrived on the scene found a bowling alley employee restraining the man, later identified as 30-year-old Eric Liao.

The officer handcuffed Liao and then noticed he was unresponsive.

The officer began CPR, and paramedics soon took, Liao to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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