LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says a man who had been cited for public intoxication and then released from custody died in its jail’s lobby.

Lt. Cody Burk says 62-year-old David Hartzell of Little Rock died early Tuesday. Little Rock police had picked up Hartzell and he had been booked late on New Year’s night. Burk says Hartzell was released about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday but stayed in the lobby either waiting for a ride or avoiding 13-degree temperatures outside.

About 7 a.m., a person in the lobby said Hartzell appeared to be in distress. An ambulance crew was summoned but Hartzell died at the jail.

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