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Rapid City man accused in fatal embankment push

September 8, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is accused of pushing another man down an embankment and causing his death.

Police were called early Thursday about a man who was unresponsive and not breathing. Authorities found 38-year-old Schuyler Swan of Rapid City on an embankment. He was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital.

An autopsy found Swan died of a brain bleed. Police spoke to witnesses and determined that the 51-year-old suspect pushed Swan down the embankment.

The suspect was arrested Friday night on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter. He remains in the Pennington County Jail.

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