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Woman dies while being committed by deputies

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A woman died while being committed by Greenville County deputies for a mental evaluation Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Jonathan Smith, spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said deputies went to the woman's apartment at 1:38 p.m. to serve her with commitment papers. He said the woman agreed to go with deputies, but became combative with ambulance workers when she was placed on a stretcher.

Smith said that while the woman was being taken to a hospital, the woman began having trouble breathing and went into cardiac arrest. He said the woman died at Greenville Memorial Hospital at 3:35 p.m.

The woman's identity was not released.

Smith said the State Law Enforcement Division was asked to investigate the case. He said the sheriff's office will also conduct an investigation to ensure policies and procedures were followed.

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