A 41-year-old man who ran nude through traffic in Baldwin and tried to board a public bus has died.
Nassau County police said the bizarre incident was reported at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday.
Officers responded to the scene and found the man pounding on the door of a bus in an attempt to board it at the corner of Merrick Road and Grand Avenue, police said.
The man was handcuffed to prevent him from injuring himself or others before an ambulance arrived, police said.
He then suffered “an unknown medical emergency,” police said in a statement. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly later.
Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Police did not release the man’s identity.