Inmate hospitalized after early morning suicide attempt at Bexar County Jail

Deputies intervened just before 5 a.m., officials said

SAN ANTONIO – A person in custody at the Bexar County Jail was hospitalized Monday after attempting suicide, officials said.

According to sheriff’s officials, a detention deputy discovered a 30-year-old inmate attempting suicide around 4:45 a.m. Monday.

Deputies used a cutting tool designed for suicide attempts and called for help.

Medical staff arrived and helped the deputies perform life-saving measures until the inmate started breathing and regained a pulse, officials said.

The inmate was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

Officials said a preliminary investigation appears to conclude that BCSO policy and procedures were followed while the unit officer conducted cell checks.

As per standard procedure, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Internal Affairs, and the Public Integrity Unit are conducting an investigation.

The incident marks at least the third suicide attempt since late March, including two people who died.

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