- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a 42-year-old man who died after struggling with a police officer at a motel in northeast Nebraska.

On Wednesday Madison County Attorney Joe Smith identified the man as Andre Murphy Sr., whose last known address was in Seward.

Officers had been dispatched to the Super 8 Motel in Norfolk on Wednesday morning after a series of 911 calls. The unnamed officer and Murphy struggled there, and Murphy died later at a hospital.

Smith says the officer attempted to deploy a Taser at one point during the incident, but no weapons were used by Murphy. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The officer was treated for minor injuries.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating, as will a grand jury.


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