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* Pittsburg Man Dies While CHP Restrain Him On Highway 4 East Of Harbor Street

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The California Highway Patrol has shut down a portion of state Highway 4 in Pittsburg this morning after a man died while being taken into custody, a CHP officer said.CHP units first responded to westbound Highway 4 at around 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a pedestrian running through lanes on both sides of the highway east of Harbor Street, CHP Officer Tom Maguire said. Before officers arrived, private security guards traveling through the area witnessed the suspect crossing the highway and stopped to try to get him off the road.The suspect started to fight the guards as they attempted to restrain him with handcuffs, Maguire said. When first responding CHP officers arrived, the suspect was allegedly continuing to fight, even after CHP put him in leg restraints to subdue him and safely remove him from the center of the highway.During the struggle, the suspect’s body went limp and he stopped breathing, Maguire said. CPR was initiated, and paramedics from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were called.Efforts to resuscitate the man were not successful, Maguire said, and he was pronounced dead. Details regarding the man’s identity were not released.The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is continuing an investigation alongside the highway this morning, Maguire said. One westbound lane is closed indefinitely to accommodate the operation.A Sig-alert was issued just before 6 a.m.

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