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Maryland State Police say a man died while in their custody Friday

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Jan 22, 2022

CENTREVILLE, Md. — Maryland State Police are investigating after a man died in their custody on Friday night.

Just after 7:35pm, troopers pulled a car over on U.S. 301 at McGinnes Road in Centreville.

The driver, 64-year-old Armar Womack, was arrested for alleged drug possession, and taken to the local police barrack for processing.

At the time of his arrest, police say Womack was cooperative and responding to questions.

But two hours after arriving at the barracks and being held in a cell, he started showing signs of distress before going unresponsive.

Troopers reportedly rendered aid before medics got on scene. By 11:44 pm, Womack had died at a local hospital.

Officials say cameras caught a portion of the incident, which could be released within a couple weeks.

The names of the involved troopers have not been released.