2011-11-03 / Local & State

Prison: Pa. Inmate Dies After Guard Struggle

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania prison inmate is dead after officials say he struggled with guards after being restrained in a suicide prevention cell.

Officials say an autopsy will be performed on 25-yearold David Campbell after he died early Sunday morning after being restrained in a chair at Lehigh County Prison.

Authorities say Campbell had been behaving erratically and had to be pepper sprayed and restrained after refusing to change into a smock used to prevent inmates from hanging themselves with their clothes.

Officials say the combative Campbell had to be restrained in a chair. He became unresponsive and a nurse tried to revive him with CPR and an automatic defibrillator before he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

AP PG. Campbell was awaiting trial on charges he kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend.

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