MSU Student Dies After Drinking with Friends

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22 year old Robert Atherton, a 22 year old MSU student from Shelby Township, died Sunday evening after an episode early Saturday morning.

East Lansing police investigators say Atherton had been drinking and visiting friends at an apartment in the 200 block of River Street, when he suddenly became aggressive and threatening to fight.

After several minutes of restraining Atherton, the police were told, the group realized he had become motionless and was not breathing.

EMS was called and he was taken to a local hospital for care and placed on life support, but died due to unknown complications.

An autopsy is schedule for today, but the results won't be known for several weeks.

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