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Authorities probe death of California man following arrest

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Posted at 10:21 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 13:21:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man arrested after sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported domestic violence incident in Southern California.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says the department received multiple calls about the incident in a Bakersfield neighborhood late on April 30.

Officials say deputies used force to take the man into custody after he did not comply with orders.

Deputies say shortly after his arrest, the man had an unspecified medical problem. Officials provided aid until medical personnel arrived but the man died at the scene, according to KBAK-TV.

The man was not immediately identified.

Sheriff’s detectives and the coroner’s office are investigating.