Man Found Dead in Occupy Salt Lake City Tent | TheBlaze.com
SALT LAKE CITY (The Blaze/AP) — Authorities say a man in his 40s has been found dead inside his tent at a Salt Lake City park where Occupy protesters have been camping.
The police chief has ordered all protesters to leave the park.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a police dispatcher said a 911 call from the park came in at 10:11 a.m. local time that someone appeared to be dead in a tent. Police arrived and confirmed the man had died.
Salt Lake City police said he was identified as a member of the Occupy group, but his name has not been released.
A medical examiner was on the way to the scene. A cause of death was not immediately available, but police said it does not appear to be foul play and could be weather-related, according to the Tribune.
The protesters, along with a group of homeless people, have been camping in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park for weeks.
This is the third death to hit the Occupy Wall Street movement in less than 24 hours: A man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Occupy Burlington encampment in Vermont Thursday afternoon, and another man was shot dead near the Occupy Oakland encampment Thursday night.
This is a breaking news story, updates will be added as they come in.
This is really sad. I hope these protesters are respectful of the police and leave the park.