STATEN ISLAND (PIX11/AP) -- A man died while being arrested on Staten Island Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
Sources told PIX11 News that Eric Garner, 43, was trying to stop a fight between two other men when police were called at about 4:45 p.m. in Graniteville.
By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the men who were fighting had run off.
Police then got into an altercation with Garner and began strangling him, according to multiple witnesses.
Video obtained by PIX11 News shows that Garner was handcuffed at the time. Click here to watch the footage from the New York Daily News.
Garner was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities said Garner, who was 350 pounds, died of a heart attack.
The investigation is ongoing.