Police investigated after man dies in custody

A man has died after being arrested and pepper sprayed by Victoria Police.

Officers were called to reports of an assault at Wantirna, in Melbourne's east yesterday afternoon and say they were confronted by an aggressive man.

They used pepper spray to arrest the 41-year-old Ferntree Gully man and took him to Boronia Police Station but his condition deteriorated and an ambulance was called.

Police confirmed the man died in hospital and as per protocol, the homicide squad is investigating with oversight from the professional standards command.

Source: 9News

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