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Man hospitalized after police detain him

The Professional Standards Office of the Police Department has begun an investigation after a 35-year-old man became unresponsive when a police officer tried to detain him Monday in connection with a stolen car.

A automobile and a cellphone were reported stolen at Maka­puu Beach Park, and the owner, 57, used tracking software to locate the phone and the stolen vehicle, police said.

At about 5 p.m. Monday police found the vehicle at a house in Wai­ma­nalo, police said. Two males fled when the first officer arrived.

The officer and a private citizen were able to locate one of the males, who resisted attempts to detain him, police said. Shortly after being brought under control, the male became unresponsive and resuscitation efforts were initiated.

He was taken to a hospital where he remains in critical condition, police said.

A police spokes­woman said she didn’t know whether the private citizen and the owner of the vehicle were the same person.

The officer, a 26-year veteran, has been placed on administrative leave, standard procedure in internal investigations.

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