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Man in police custody dies after breaking window of hospital with oxygen tank and falling 20 feet

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Man in police custody dies after breaking window of hospital with oxygen tank and falling 20 feet
Man in police custody dies after breaking window of hospital with oxygen tank and falling 20 feet
Khushbu Kumari

A suspect who was being guarded by a police officer at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, California, where he allegedly assaulted officer, used metal oxygen tank to break window and jumped

e man had been admitted to the hospital with a pre-existing medical condition, police said. He was in custody on suspicion of violating a court order, according to authorities.

However, the suspect allegedly assaulted the officer and threatened to hit the officer and a nurse with the oxygen tank, then broke the window and jumped, however, but fell from a height of 20 feet.

According to the official version, two hospital security guards and the officer entered the room to prevent the suspect from escaping, but were unable to prevent the accident, where the man sustained injuries that police described as life-threatening .

Officers and hospital staff provided immediate medical attention.

Following the crash, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and the San Jose Police Department's homicide unit are conducting a joint criminal investigation, police said. The internal affairs unit of the San Jose Police Department, the City Attorney's Office and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor are monitoring the case, according to police.

For now, the Police said the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office will release the man's identity after the coroner's report and his family have been notified.

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