SAN LEANDRO -- A man who resisted arrest with four officers outside a downtown fast-food restaurant died Sunday night after police used a Taser to subdue him, police said.

About 11:30 p.m. two officers responded to a call reporting that a man in his early 30s was acting strange, scaring customers and refused to leave after being asked several times at Nation's Giant Hamburgers, 1335 Washington Ave., Sgt. Doug Calcagno said

Police found the man outside and, after he disregarded officers' orders, a struggle ensued, Calcagno said.

One officer used a Taser, but the man continued to resist and he and the officers fell to the ground, he said.

Two more officers arrived and the man was handcuffed, but his health immediately began to deteriorate, police said.

Alameda County fire paramedics provided emergency medical assistance at the scene. The man then was taken by ambulance to an East Bay hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Calcagno said.

His cause of death has not been determined, police said. The man's name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The San Leandro Police Department is conducting an administrative investigation of the incident, authorities said.

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