BEATRICE – Beatrice Fire and Rescue personnel were summoned to the Gage County Jail this morning, on a report of an attempted hanging.
Emergency personnel were sent to the jail at around 9:30 a.m. Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson says correctional staff members found a male inmate hanging from the bars of his cell. The inmate was resuscitated and was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital.
Gustafson says correction’s officers were doing a jail count, at the time.
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The name of the male inmate has not been disclosed. He was being held on a probation violation.
Gustafson says the incident happened at the west end of the holding area, in a two-person cell.
Gustafson says the inmate will likely be transferred to the state’s Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, in Lincoln.
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Gage County Sheriff, Millard Gustafson.