A male inmate attempted to hang himself at the Harford County Detention Center Friday afternoon and was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
According to Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins, at 4:55 p.m. a 42-year-old male inmate attempted to hang himself. The man was treated at the jail and later transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in critical condition. An update on his status was not immediately available Saturday evening.
The man was serving a 30-day sentence on traffic charges, Hopkins said. He was not on a protective watch, and was not considered an at-risk inmate. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident.
The attempted hanging follows several similar acts at the detention center over the last few years, the most recent coming in early November when a 45-year-old Edgewood man hung himself in his cell.