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Spokane jail locked down after suicide attempt

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2012, 1:10 p.m.

A man who attempted suicide at the Spokane County Jail is hospitalized with no brain activity, officials say.

The jail was locked down about 8:35 a.m. after a corrections deputy making scheduled cell checks found the man unresponsive. His name has not been released.

Deputies performed CPR until medics arrived, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Medics established a pulse and transported the man to a hospital.

Hospital employees contacted jail staff three hours later and requested the man’s family information and said he had no brain activity.

Policy dictates that the jail be locked down after major incidents of that type to ensure all available resources are devoted to handle it, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The lockdown, which ended about noon, did not affect booking.



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