Detainee involved in suspected suicide attempt

Posted at 7:59 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 08:01:08-05

A man detained at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center is under close monitoring after an incident the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are calling a suspected suicide attempt.

Officials report the incident happened early Wednesday, and staff at the center intervened. The detainee was taken for treatment to local health care providers. They said the detainee did not suffer any physical injuries, but that the detainee should seek specialed mental health care. 

The detainee is under close monitoring by an on-site mental health professional. In a statement, ICE officials said, "ICE takes the health, safety, and welfare of those in our care very seriously. ICE is closely monitoring the situation and continues to examine the circumstances."