Man Dies While in Custody in Lancaster

A man who authorities said resisted arrest died after being handcuffed and placed inside a patrol car in Lancaster early Friday.

Deputies responded around 4:15 a.m. to a report of disturbing the peace in the 40500 block of 163rd Street, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

When deputies arrived they found a man yelling at people inside a home while he ran water from a garden hose, officials said.

After a brief struggle, deputies were able to handcuff the man and place him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, authorities said. The man allegedly continued to resist while in the vehicle as he attempted to kick out the patrol vehicle windows, officials said.

Deputies noticed the man had become unresponsive when they entered the car, authorities said.

Paramedics were called to the scene to administer CPR and authorities removed the handcuffs from the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Authorities did not release the identity of the man as of Saturday morning.

No further information was made available.

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