The man’s official cause of death is not known, CBP said.
“This loss of life is tragic. Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones. CBP remains committed to ensuring the safe and humane treatment of those within the care of our custody,” the statement said.
The man is the third person to die in CBP custody in recent months. On Dec. 8, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin died in a hospital two days after she was taken to a Border Patrol station, CNN reported. On Christmas Eve, 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo died after he was taken to a hospital, released, then returned to the hospital, CNN reported. Both children were from Guatemala.