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Victorian man dies in police custody

A man has died after being arrested for assaulting patrons at a bar in Melbourne.

The Homicide Squad is now investigating the death early on Saturday morning following the incident at a bar in Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick.

Victoria Police say when they arrived at the bar the man was being held down by a number of people.

Officers subsequently arrested the man and placed him in handcuffs, when he lost consciousness.

Police attempted to revive the man until Ambulance Victoria arrived and took over, but he died at the scene.

Professional Standards Command will oversee the police investigation.

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