A man who allegedly assaulted security guards at a Southern California motel died at a hospital after being arrested following a violent confrontation with police, authorities said.
Santa Ana officials responded late Friday after reports of a man breaking windows and assaulting guards at a La Quinta Inn, according to a police statement.
The man, who had injuries to his hands and arms, acted violently when confronted by officers, police said.
“In their efforts to detain the man, officers used force to take him into custody,” the statement said.
The man was arrested and taken to Orange County Global Medical Center, where he died Saturday morning. His name has been withheld pending notification of the family.
The Orange County Attorney’s Office is investigating the death. The Santa Ana Police Department will also be conducting an internal investigation, in accordance with department guidelines.
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