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Police: Pa. man hangs self in cell after arrest

October 26, 2011 10:22:10 AM PDT
Police say a central Pennsylvania man hanged himself in a police station holding cell after being arrested on a theft charge.

Lancaster police said Wednesday the 24-year-old man apparently used a shirt to hang himself Tuesday afternoon. He was in custody after being picked up on a misdemeanor theft charge.

Officials say officers cut the man down and attempted to revive him but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police are investigating along with the coroner's office and the Lancaster County district attorney.


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