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Mark Kerrigan, the brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, has been charged with assault after the death of their 70-year-old father, Daniel Kerrigan.

Daniel Kerrigan died over the weekend after authorities found him unconscious on the floor of the family’s Massachusetts home.

Officers found 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan “belligerent and combative” in the basement of the home after responding to a 911 call around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday. They used pepper spray to subdue him before his arrest.

According to the police report, Mark Kerrigan told officers he struggled with his father and put his hands around the elder man’s neck when he wouldn’t let him use the phone. He reportedly told police that he thought his father was “faking it” when he collapsed on the floor.

Mark Kerrigan remains in police custody awaiting arraignment Monday on a charge of assault and battery on an elder person resulting in serious bodily injury.

Kerrigan’s mother, Brenda, refuted claims that her husband’s death was suspicious, telling the Boston Herald that he died of a “massive heart attack.”

“My God. He had a heart attack,” she told the newspaper. “That’s what it was.”

Watch video of Mark Kerrigan’s arrest below: