Kanagawa prefectural police said Saturday they will launch an investigation to discover why a man died after being pinned down at his home by police officers in Yokohama.
According to police, officers were called to a residence in the city's Izumi Ward at 11:30 a.m. on Friday by the family of a 43-year-old man who was acting violently. TBS reported that when police arrived at the scene, the man allegedly lashed out at officers, who pinned him down.
Around 10 minutes later, the man had lost consciousness, police were quoted as saying. He reportedly slipped into a state of cardiopulmonary arrest moments later. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors fought for two hours to save his life, but were unsuccessful, TBS reported.
Police said an investigation is to be launched in order to ascertain the cause of the man's death and to reconstruct a detailed account of events leading up to the incident.© Japan Today