Man suffers broken leg after breaking into Compton business, falling from roof, authorities say

A man is attended by Los Angeles County firefighter-paramedics after he fell from the roof of a commercial building in Compton on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Southern Counties News)

A man suffered a broken leg early Wednesday morning after he allegedly used an ax to break into a business in Compton and then fell from the roof, authorities said.

The incident was reported at about 1 a.m. in the area of Rosecrans and Wilmington avenues, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Firefighter-paramedics responded to the location, where the man was lying on the ground as he received first-aid treatment.

He was then transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition, the Sheriff's Department said.

A sheriff's deputy was seen on the roof, holding the ax that was apparently used in the incident.

It was unclear why the man attempted to break into the building.
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