Police department applicant finishes agility test, dies

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A man trying out to become a police officer in South Carolina has died after finishing a physical agility test.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kelly Kraus tells news outlets that 35-year-old Charleston Police Department applicant Jeffrey Tant died Tuesday morning. The police department says Tant completed the test and then asked to be taken to a hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

The test includes bench presses, situps, a 300-meter dash, pushups and a nearly two-mile (three-kilometer) run. The coroner's office says Tant's official cause of death is pending an autopsy.