An inmate at the King County Correctional Facility in downtown Seattle died Monday evening after an apparent seizure., according to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
An inmate at the King County Correctional Facility in downtown Seattle died Monday evening after an apparent seizure.
The 31-year-old Seattle man had the seizure around 3:30 p.m., according to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Jail and medical staff tried to resuscitate the inmate before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 5 p.m.
The man was booked into jail on Sunday after he was arrested for alleged theft and violating the terms of his state Department of Corrections supervision.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the inmate’s cause of death. The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health – Seattle & King County to conduct an internal investigation. The Seattle Police Department will also conduct its own independent investigation.
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