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Shainie Lindsay is embraced by a friend in front of Orange Grove Gardens in Pasadena as detectives investigate the death of a man who was the father of her children, whom she said died after a struggle with police, in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. A sheriff's statement says the death of the unidentified man occurred about 2 a.m. Friday but gives no details. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
October 01, 2016 - 8:59 AM

PASADENA, Calif. - The Latest on the death of a man after a struggle with police in Pasadena, California (all times local):

8:55 a.m.

Authorities in Los Angeles County released security video and a 911 call from the family of a man armed with a knife who died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers at an apartment complex.

A male caller tells the dispatcher that his brother was high and holding a knife under his armpit, but had not threatened those in the apartment with it.

When the dispatcher asked if his brother had any mental conditions, the caller didn't know. Later he said his brother was known to be violent.

Police said a fight ensued early Friday after the officers used a Taser on the man when he ignored their orders to drop the knife. The man stopped breathing and could not be revived.

Police did not reveal the man's name but family identified him as Reginald Thomas, a father of eight.

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