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1 arrested in tourist's death in San Francisco

NBC Bay Area San Francisco police investigating an apparent homicide NBC Bay Area San Francisco police investigating an apparent homicide
Theresa Hayes | 04 June, 2017, 04:58

Police were called to the Da Vinci Villa hotel in the Russian Hill neighbourhood at about 2.15am local time on Friday morning after receiving reports of the fight, where they found Mr Bate critically injured.

The San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the man as 33-year-old Matthew Bate, from Woolner, a suburb of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Outside the Da Vinci Villa hotel in San Francisco.

Police say an Australian tourist was killed in a scuffle outside a San Francisco hotel.

The victim, an adult man, got into a verbal altercation with a suspect, but it quickly turned physical. She said the victim sustained multiple injuries and died at the hospital.

Mr Bate is understood to have moved to Darwin to work as an analytical chemist with SGS Australia, a testing, inspection, verification and certification company.

Andrew Borden told the station he was also staying at the hotel. SFPD says they will not be releasing more details about the suspect until Monday.

A spokeswoman for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the death and said the consulate was assisting Bate's family.

Investigators are looking into what led up to Bate's death.