SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A man died at the hospital following a medical emergency at MGM Springfield on Saturday.

Out of full disclosure, the man who passed away, due to a medical emergency at the casino, is the uncle of one of our Western Mass News employees, and they have made no editorial decisions on this story.

Details are limited, but what we do know is that the man experienced a medical emergency while he was inside the casino.

Several people, who say they witnessed the response by MGM security, say they were upset, and felt they weren't doing enough to help the man.

We're told by one of the witnesses that a doctor tried helping the man, but was turned away since he was not an MGM employee, however.

In a statement to Western Mass News, MGM spokesperson Saverio Mancini said:

"Our deepest condolences to the family of the individual who suffered a medical incident at MGM Springfield last night. We commend the officers and first responders who worked quickly to respond before transporting the guest to the hospital by ambulance."

The Gaming Enforcement Unit says that the person involved died at the hospital.

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