Man dies during struggle with police

Dothan police at Flying J Travel Plaza after man dies during confrontation with officers.
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Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- A man who struggled with Dothan police Sunday night died during that confrontation. Police Chief Steve Parrish confirmed the death.

He said an officer responded to Flying J Travel Plaza after receiving report of a disorderly person. When that officer arrived the man became combative and, during a struggle with the officer, collapsed.

Parrish said there is an ongoing investigation in accordance to department policy. He also said it is too early to speculate on the possible influence of drugs.

“We'll look at it and possibly release additional information Monday,” the chief told WTVY.

Flying J is also the Greyhound bus stop in Dothan.