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Dane County Jail inmate attempts suicide


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County deputies say a 20-year-old jail inmate was treated for a suicide attempt early this morning.

Authorities say eight minutes after checking on an inmate, they found him with a shirt tied around his neck.

Around 3:36 a.m., deputies and medical staff reportedly entered the cell and removed the shirt. The man was breathing on his own, but was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Deputies say the inmate will be on suicide watch when he returns from the hospital. He is being held on a disorderly conduct charge.

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