Domestic violence suspect dies after struggle with police

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A domestic violence suspect died following a struggle with Redwood City police Monday night, police said.

Redwood City police responded to a home in the 500 block of Lanyard Drive about 7:30 p.m., where a neighbor said a 55-year-old local resident was assaulting his 85-year-old mother and threatening to kill her in front of the residence, police said.

Police say attempts by neighbors to physically restrain the subject were unsuccessful.

“The first officer arrived on scene within two minutes and attempted to provide aid to the victim,” police said. “The suspect immediately attacked the officer and a struggle ensued. Additional officers arrived on scene and attempted to detain the suspect but he continued to violently resist. During the struggle the suspect became unconscious.”

Officers and paramedics began life saving measures on the suspect and then transported him to the hospital, where he later died, police said.

Per protocol, the incident is now under investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office per protocol, and the four officers who attempted to restrain the suspect were placed on administrative leave.