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California karate instructor killed during class, police say

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 12:09:36-04

ARVIN, Calif. — A 65-year-old karate instructor in California was killed during a class Thursday night, according to the Arvin Police Department.

A witness told authorities that a student was applying a "carotid" hold on the male instructor that had been demonstrated during class. When officers arrived, they found the instructor unresponsive and immediately began CPR.

Moments later, the Kern County Fire Department and Halls Ambulance arrived on the scene and attempted to revive the instructor. The instructor was pronounced dead at around 9:20 p.m.

An investigation is ongoing.

This story was originally published by Anthony Wright on KERO.