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Suspect Dies After Struggle With Deputies In Millbrae Along El Camino Real

MILLBRAE (CBS SF) -- A man who was chased by police after running in and out of traffic along busy El Camino Real on the Peninsula died after a struggle with officers.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said deputies made contact around 1:00 p.m. with the unidentified man who was running through traffic on the 1300 block of El Camino in Millbrae.

The man immediately assaulted one of the deputies who made contact with him and the deputy radioed for help, the sheriff's office said. Other deputies responded and the struggle continued until a Taser was used to subdue the suspect.

Witnesses told KPIX that the man was seen receiving CPR. San Mateo County district attorney Steve Wagstaffe confirmed the suspect -- a 36-year-old black man -- died at the hospital and that deputies did deploy a Taser but not a gun.

Sheriff's officials said the deputy who initiated contact with the man was also taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Wagstaffe said the deputy has since been released from the hospital.

El Camino Real was closed for almost nine hours between Park Blvd and Millwood Dr. Crime scene tape and evidence markers were seen in front of the former First National Bank of Northern California, now Tri-Counties Bank, at 1551 El Camino.

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