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TODAY   |  February 05, 2014

4 arrests in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death

Several people are in custody this morning in connection with the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as new details emerge about the Oscar winner’s final hours. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

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>> here overnight.

>>> four people in police custody as the investigation into the actor philip seymour hoffman 's death widens. katy, good morning to you.

>> good morning. philip seymour hoffman 's death on sunday, the nypd has stepped up their efforts to crack down on heroin across the city. a tip led them to a lower manhattan apartment building where hoffman may have once bought drugs. inside, they found 300 bags of heroin and arrested four people for possession.

>> three men and one woman were taken into custody late tuesday, part of the ongoing investigation into actor philip seymour hoffman 's death. the arrests were made in a lower manhattan apartment close to where hoffman 's body was found earlier this week.

>> and inside, they did find numerous bags, we're told hundreds of bags of heroin. the investigation is ongoing and law enforcement sources tell us there are strong leads to indicate that the heroin inside that apartment was the same that was sold to hoffman .

>> the news comes as new details are emerging about how the actor spent his final hours. sources say bank records show hoffman withdrew $1,200 from an atm the night before he died, and a witness saw hoffman with two men as he withdrew the money. in the apartment where the star died, sources say police found 49 full and 23 empty bags of heroin along with six bottles of prescription drugs used for adhd, anxiety, and one used for treating drug addiction . newly released lab tests show the heroin did not contain an additive used to intensify the high and linked to multiple deaths.

>> the question remains for the medical examiner, how much of the drug did he take? and what was it that caused his death?

>> the results of hoffman 's autopsy have not yet been released but could come as early as today.

>> and the four arrests that have not been charged, police say they're still investigating that. as for hoffman 's funeral, it will be private, but a public memorial later this month.

>> thank you so much.