A Yale University professor was found dead in a jail cell after he fought with cops responding to a domestic dispute complaint.
Prof. Samuel See, 34, was arrested when he attacked police officers at his Connecticut home on Saturday. See was allegedly arguing with his estranged husband, Sunder Gangliani, when the disturbance was reported to New Haven police.
Gangliani, 32, claimed he stopped by the house to pick up his things. He was in violation of a protection order by staying there more than two hours.
See called the police, who said Gangliani had an order of protection against him, too.
As police arrested See for violation the protection order, he allegedly threatened officers, telling them “I will kill you … I will destroy you.”
He fought police as they tried to handcuff him and was treated for a cut about his eye at a hospital, but police couldn’t say what caused the injury.
He was taken to a detention center around 9 p.m. Saturday. At the time he was alert and communicative. Marshals found him unresponsive in his cell at 6 a.m. Sunday.
See, who had a doctorate in English from UCLA, was on a leave of absence from Yale.
“Our condolences go out to his family, faculty colleagues, and students, and his friends at Yale and elsewhere,” the school said in a statement.