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Allegheny County Jail inmate hospitalized after being found hanging in cell

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Allegheny County Jail
JUSTIN MERRIMAN
Allegheny County Jail

An Allegheny County Jail inmate remained in a hospital Tuesday afternoon after being found hanging in his cell hours earlier, authorities said.

The inmate, whom officials did not identify, was found hanging in his cell about 9:50 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Warden David Zetwo.

Jail medical staff rendered aid to the man, and paramedics were called to the jail, Zetwo said in a statement.

Paramedics transported the man to a hospital for further treatment, he said.

No other details were released. Allegheny County Police are investigating.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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