Man attempts suicide in Dane County Jail

DANE COUNTY, Wis. - A man attempted suicide with a jail-issued razor blade in the Dane County Jail Friday night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. a deputy conducting a safety and security check saw blood on the floor of the inmate's unit. The inmate had cut into his left arm with the razor blade.

Deputies took life-saving measures and stopped the blood flow with a tourniquet.  

The Madison Fire Department and EMS responded and transported the inmate to the hospital.  He was treated and then returned to the jail.


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