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Halifax police continue to investigate sudden death of man in Clayton Park

A 20-year-old was found inside a residence and rushed to hospital where he later died.

Halifax police at the scene of a sudden death in Clayton Park on Sunday.

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Halifax police at the scene of a sudden death in Clayton Park on Sunday.

Police in Halifax say they have released two people arrested in connection with the sudden death of a young man in Clayton Park.

Halifax Regional Police say they were called to 36 Montgomery Court Sunday around 1:40 a.m.

A 20-year-old man needed immediate medical help and was rushed to hospital by paramedics, where he later died.

“The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification,” a police statement read Sunday morning.

On Sunday afternoon, Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Cindy Bayers said they were called to the scene for what she described as a ‘suspicious circumstance.'

Forensic team on scene Sunday morning.

Philip Croucher

Forensic team on scene Sunday morning.

Police also arrested two people known to the 20-year-old at 6:20 a.m. Sunday. Held were a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both of Halifax.

Police say at 8 p.m., the two were released without charges.

An autopsy was also conducted Sunday by the Medical Examiner’s Office, but police say "more in-depth testing" is needed to determine the cause of death.

Police will remain on scene until the cause of death has been determined.

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