Your question is unclear and more information would have to be known. Generally, however, security can detain a person and/or use reasonable force.
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It's not inherently illegal for anyone to put their hands on anyone. Things like assault are what can be illegal. Private security guards generally have the same citizens arrest powers that all of us have. If they observe a crime, they can detain the individual and call law enforcement.
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