A 27-year-old is dead after being taken into police custody.

In Ebb & Flow First Nation on Friday, Ste. Rose du La RCMP responded to a call about a man with a machete making threats to workers.

Arriving at the scene at 11:23 a.m., RCMP says the 27-year-old suspect was in a highly agitated state and resisted arrest. Officers say they were able to detain and place the suspect in a police vehicle. 

Inside the RCMP detachment, RCMP says the man was placed in a cell, where he then collapsed. They say officers immediately began province first aid.

Emergency services were called to the scene, taking the 27-year-old to the Ste. Rose Hospital. 

The man was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) says they were alerted of the death, as per The Police Services Act. They are investigating the death.

The IIU is asking anyone who may have information or video footage of the events to contact them at 1-844-667-6060.