Police investigating death of Delaware prison inmate

Monday, August 29, 2016

DOVER, Del. -- Department of Corrections officials say a man being held at a Sussex County prison on drunken driving charges has died.

Authorities say 54-year-old Lloyd Lidner of Bridgeville arrived at the Sussex Correctional Institution on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital later that day after falling from a second floor railing.

Officials say state police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

DOC spokeswoman Jayme Gravell said Lidner stood on top of a railing before falling head first to the floor below.

It's unclear how Lidner was able to get on top of the railing, but Gravell said prison staff asked him to get down before he fell.

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