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Man Dies in Pleasanton Police Custody After Taken to Hospital

Police say the man showed signs of "respiratory distress" as he was being loaded into the hospital, and he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there

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    A man died at a hospital Wednesday afternoon shortly after being taken into custody by Pleasanton police officers.

    Police said they were dispatched to a grocery store in the 5000 block of Sunol Boulevard at 2:42 p.m. on a report of a man in his 30s allegedly opening bottles of alcohol and breaking them, as well as picking up a shopping cart and slamming it on the ground.

    A store employee said she feared for the safety of her customers and wanted the man placed under citizen's arrest.

    Officers arrived in just under five minutes and found the man in the first block of Mission Drive. He resisted their efforts to place him into handcuffs, and after he was arrested police requested that medics take him to a hospital for medical clearance.

    Police say the man showed signs of "respiratory distress" as he was being loaded into the hospital, and he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there.

    His name has not yet been released.

    The officers involved in detaining the man were also treated for injuries and later released, according to police.

    The death is under investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the county coroner's bureau.

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