COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- 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.
Man suffers broken leg after breaking into Compton business, falling from roof, authorities say