A Kitsap County Jail inmate found unconscious in his cell late Saturday died of an apparent suicide.

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A Kitsap County Jail inmate found unconscious in his cell late Saturday died of an apparent suicide, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday.

Corrections officers found the inmate unconscious in his single-person cell shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

Authorities have identified the inmate, but The Seattle Times has not been able to reach his family.

“The male inmate had created a means to carry out self-strangulation utilizing issued inmate property,” the release said. “Corrections officers initiated emergency first aid with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in an attempt to revive the man.”

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The man was declared dead about 10 p.m. at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, the release said. Kitsap County’s Incident Response Team (KCIRT), led by members from other police agencies, investigated the man’s death, the statement added.

He had been held in the jail since Feb. 22, when Poulsbo police arrested him for suspicion of second-degree burglary. While in jail, the state’s corrections department also served an arrest warrant on him for escape from community custody related to a previous conviction.

 

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