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Jailor Saves Inmate

Nov 22, 2015

ORISKANY (AP) Authorities say correction officers in upstate New York saved an inmate who was trying to hang himself in a county jail.

Credit npr.org

The Oneida County sheriff's office says the suicide attempt happened at about 11 a.m. Saturday.

Undersheriff Robert Swenszkowski says Officer Daniel Jones saw an inmate trying to hang himself with a bed sheet and called for backup.

Swenszkowski says correction officers removed the sheet and the inmate was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The inmate was later returned to the facility and placed under constant supervision. His name was not released.