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Man dies after traffic stop with Howard police

Howard County General Hospital

A Baltimore man died after being handcuffed and collapsing during a traffic stop on Route 1 in Elkridge, Howard County Police said Saturday.

An officer stopped Hakeem Muhammad, 51, about 9:15 a.m. as he was driving south on Route 1 near the exit to Route 100 and determined that he had suspended tags and lied about his identity, according to police.

After the officer arrested Muhammad and handcuffed him, he complained that he did not feel well and collapsed, police said. The officer and paramedics both did CPR on Muhammad, and he was taken to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Medics are investigating the cause of death and suspect Muhammad might have suffered a cardiac arrest.

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