Conn. man dies after struggle with Mass. troopersAP , Associated Press
May. 30, 2013 1:04 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the death of a Connecticut man who struggled with two state troopers after he was spotted walking on a ramp on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Police say 47-year-old Donald Moskites of Windsor, Conn., was spotted near the Allston-Brighton tolls at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Based on police reports and maintenance workers at the scene, authorities say the man became aggressive, and bit a chunk out of one trooper's arm during a physical altercation.
The troopers used pepper spray.
Moskites, described as a "very large man," apparently went into cardiac arrest during the struggle. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Why he was on the ramp remains unclear.
The Suffolk district attorney's office is investigating. The troopers' names were not released.