Portland police investigate death at Read Street club

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PORTLAND — Police are investigating the death of a Portland man following a fight at a Read Street club early Sunday morning.

Than Yim, 33, was reportedly at a private party at Thanh Thanh Bida Club when he was involved in an altercation, according to a statement from police Capt. Ted Ross. Yim was injured and taken to Maine Medical Center by others who were at the club.

Ross said the driver called emergency dispatch to inform them he was transporting an injured person. A description of the injuries and the events that led up to them prompted police to go to the hospital, too.

Police said Yim was dead when he arrived at the hospital, but have not provided any details about his injuries. The state medical examiner was to perform an autopsy.

Ross said Monday morning that police and the attorney general is investigating the incident and no other information would be released at this time.

Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net