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.