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PSU, Portland police say 'agitated' and 'restrained' man died at hospital on Thursday, Nov. 22.

PHOTO - Richard Barry The results of an investigation by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are still pending four days after a man died in the hospital after struggling with police on Thanksgiving.

Richard Allen Barry, 52, was "agitated" and had to be "restrained" after officers from Portland State University found him yelling and running in the road near Southwest Sixth Avenue and Mill Street on Nov. 22.

Portland Police Bureau officers soon deployed as back-up and called for an ambulance that transported Barry to an local hospital, where he died of an unspecified "medical event."

"The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office's autopsy continues. More information about the manner and cause of death may be provided at the conclusion of the investigation," a county spokeswoman said.

Kimberly DiLeo, the chief deputy medical examiner, did not respond directly to a request for comment.

Barry's last listed address leads to a residential treatment center primarily used by homeless people, according to court records. Barry died two days before his birthday.

"PSU is cooperating with Portland police in the incident investigation," a spokesman for the university wrote.

The Public Safety Office at PSU has been under attack — with some students calling for the campus police to disarm — following the fatal shooting of Jason Washington on June 29.

After the latest incident, one-third of the CPSO is now on paid administrative leave.

One sworn and three unsworn officers at PSU remain on paid leave, leaving seven armed officers and one unarmed officer on duty.

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