HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A man died during an arrest by Hayward police early Saturday morning, police said Tuesday.
The man suffered a medical emergency after being restrained while police tried to take him in custody on a psychiatric hold, police said.READ MORE: Newsom Signs Law to Replace Fr. Serra Statue With Memorial to Indigenous Californians
Police responded to the 25000 block of Ironwood Court at 1:08 a.m. on reports of a man requiring an emergency mental health evaluation.
But when they put him in the back of a patrol car while waiting for an ambulance he became violent and tried to kick out the back windows of the car, according to police.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fawn Fire Grows to 6,850 Acres in Shasta County; No New Structures Destroyed
The officers took him out of the car and restrained his legs. Shortly after that he suffered a medical emergency and was taken to a hospital but died.
He was identified as 42-year-old Roy Nelson of Hayward. The cause of his death is under investigation by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.MORE NEWS: Costco Limits Water, Toilet Paper, Other Purchases Due To Supply Chain Delays
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