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Kings Park Man Dies of Head Injury Weeks After Struggle With Cops

Lawrence Ports injured when he tried to flee officers at hospital.

35 Hemlock Drive, Kings Park. Credit: Google.
35 Hemlock Drive, Kings Park. Credit: Google.
A Kings Park man who took a blow to the head during a police struggle nearly three weeks ago died Saturday as a result of that injury, according to police.

On Sept. 24, Suffolk County Police received a call that Lawrence Ports, 60, was acting irrationally at his 35 Hemlock Drive home in Kings Park, and after arriving police decided to call the county's Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team to take Ports to Stony Brook University Hospital.

It was at the hospital where Ports tried to run away from officers, and as officers tried to restrain him Ports suffered the head injury. He was treated at Stony Brook, but his conditioned worsened and he died on Saturday.

Police said they have been investigating the incident since it happened in September.

The Suffolk County Medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Ports.
Nick E October 21, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Anne, Please wait ? Why so buy then the heat & press simmers down, and the story fades, Trust this JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED
johnalmond October 24, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Anne you admited you didnt know boom boom, why dont you stay off the blog. We know what happened. Period. Anyway, I would start with this: nys dept of health nys dept of mental health fbi dept of justice distict attorneys office personel attorney one last point if larry made the call, which I donot believe he did, no matter what anyone says here, why did larry flee if he made a call for help???(this makes nosense) ???
Maribeth Siskind October 29, 2013 at 09:39 AM
Sincere condolences to the family of Lawrence Ports. May the circumstances surrounding his death be thoroughly investigated.
Joe November 02, 2013 at 09:15 AM
This story is exactly what is wrong with this rag of a website.
Anna satalino April 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM
To Kathy smith: what happened kathy and why didnt you call me??? I had been calling larry for months off and on and in my gut, I knew something happened. I then did a google search and found this..

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