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Death of vet at VA hospital under investigation

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are examining the death of a veteran in the emergency room of the Baltimore VA Medical Center early Saturday morning, officials said.

The veteran was not identified. A spokeswoman for the Maryland VA Healthcare System said the man was acting suspiciously at the medical center and became agitated when questioned.

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The veteran's "physical state changed," spokeswoman Rosalia Scalia said in a statement. VA security officers took him to the emergency room, where he died.

The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death, Scalia said. The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

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Scalia could not immediately be reached for more details.

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