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Inmate commits suicide at Erie County Correctional Facility

Posted: 2:14 PM, Jul 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-19 17:38:53-04

The Erie County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that an inmate committed suicide at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden. This is the 2nd suicide at the facility since 2014.

The incident happened Wednesday morning. The inmate was found hanging in an area of the prison that isn't covered by security cameras, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

The male inmate, from the Hamburg area, was jailed on drug related crimes. 

The Sheriff's Office says that they have already reported the suicide to the NYS Department of Corrections, verbally, and will be filing a full formal report before the end of the day.

This is a developing story.