Reported by The Wall Street Journal
YAPHAWK, N.Y. — A New York man has died after suffering a head injury during a struggle with police more than two weeks ago.
Suffolk County Police say Saturday Lawrence Ports was pronounced dead Friday. They say he had been removed to Stony Brook University Hospital on Sept. 24 after reports that the 60-year-old was behaving irrationally.
Police say that while at the hospital, Ports became combative and tried to escape custody. That’s when police say he suffered a head injury during a struggle. They say he’d been treated at the hospital since the incident.
Police say they are investigating. An autopsy has yet to be conducted.
There was no number listed for Ports at his Kings Park home.