Man hospitalized in police custody dies

The Bronx man who police say hanged himself in a 49th Precinct holding cell has died, according to officials.



Samuel Reyes was on life support in the intensive-care unit at Jacobi Medical Center since Wednesday. 



Officials say he died at 4:56 p.m. Friday.



Police have released a statement regarding Reyes' death, but have not answered questioned asked by News 12 about the specific circumstances surrounding the incident.



A police source has said that Reyes was found in his cell hanged by a piece of cloth ripped from his own robe, but family members dispute that account.



Family members say they have hired an attorney to take action against police.


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