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Officials perform life-saving measures after Erie County Holding Center inmate attempts suicide

Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 11:48:20-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A day after an inmate was admitted to the Erie County Holding Center on an outstanding warrant for robbery in the second degree, the Erie County Sheriff's Office says he attempted suicide Friday.

The incident occurred early Friday afternoon, the inmate was found with a facility issued bed sheet tied around his neck and connected to the bars of his cell, according to the sheriff's office.

The inmate was discovered by a deputy performing a routine supervisory tour and officials responded immediately and began life-saving measures.

Life-saving measures continued for 30 minutes until a pulse was detected.

The individual was transported to the hospital for continued treatment.

By the family's request the sheriff's office says they contacted the presiding judge who immediately lifted the warrant allowing the release of the inmate from custody and allowing the family to be with the patient.