Australian Tourist Killed After Brawl Outside Hotel In San Francisco

A 33-year-old Australian tourist is dead and two people have been taken into custody after an alleged brawl outside a hotel in San Francisco, California
The San Francisco medical examiner has formally identified the deceased as Matthew Bate, a resident of the Northern Territory.
Police were called to the Da Vinci Villa Hotel in the Russian Hill neighbourhood at around 2.15am on Friday, where they found Bate critically injured after having been involved in an altercation. He was taken to hospital, but could not be saved.
San Francisco Police Department officer Giselle Talcoff told media that Bate was involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to physical violence. 
Two people have been arrested in relation to the incident, and more arrests are likely. It is understood no weapons were involved, and police are determining whether drugs or alcohol were factors. 
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