Man dies during arrest in Hayward

HAYWARD (KRON) — Police said Tuesday a man died during an arrest by Hayward police on Saturday morning.

According to police, the man suffered a medical emergency after he was being restrained. Police were trying to take him into custody at the time on a psychiatric hold, authorities said.

Police responded to the 25000 block of Ironwood Court at around 1:08 a.m. on reports of a man requiring an emergency mental health evaluation.

But when they put him in the back of a patrol car while waiting for an ambulance he became violent and tried to kick out the back windows of the car, according to police.

The officers took him out of the car and restrained his legs. Shortly after, police said he suffered a medical emergency and was taken to a hospital but died.

He was identified as 42-year-old Roy Nelson of Hayward. The cause of his death is under investigation by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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