OAKLAND -- A 53-year-old man collapsed during a struggle with police early Monday while he was being taken into custody in East Oakland, authorities said.
Officers had been summoned by a female caller at about 1:41 a.m. to a disturbing the peace incident at a duplex in the 2300 block of East 21st Street.
A man at the home was detained for psychiatric evaluation, and while police were trying to take him out to a patrol car, he resisted, according to police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
During a struggle, the man and officers went to the ground, where the man became unresponsive. Officers began giving him first aid, but he died later at Highland Hospital, Watson said.
The death is being investigated by the Oakland Police Department Major Crimes Section Homicide Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Alameda County Coroner's Office to determine the cause of death.