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SIU investigates after man dies during arrest

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died following his arrest by Toronto police at Bloor and Christine Streets.
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man while Toronto police were trying to arrest him. Samira Hussain reports. 2:39

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died following his arrest by Toronto police.

The Special Investigations Unit says Charles McGillivary was arrested on Monday night near Christie Pits park in Toronto's west end.

It says a "physical interaction" occurred during the 45-year-old's arrest. McGillivary was sent to Toronto Western Hospital, where he later died.

The SIU is automatically called in when police involvement in a situation results in death or serious injury.

Five SIU investigators are looking into the incident and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.