Man in Hennepin County Jail cell dies in apparent suicide


A man died in his cell at Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, and authorities say it appears he took his own life.

According to a release from Hennepin County, the 46-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Deputies began CPR and he was taken by paramedics for treatment at Hennepin County Medical Center, but he was later pronounced dead.

He had been in the jail for 12 days after being arrested by Minneapolis police on a charge of criminal sexual conduct.

His identity and cause of death will be released later by the Hennepin County medical examiner.

Also early on Tuesday morning, officials in Fargo were investigating after an inmate at the Clay County Jail was injured after apparently trying to hang himself.

The Fargo Forum reports that the inmate was injured in the attempt, sent to the hospital, and later returned to jail.

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