A man is hospitalized in critical condition after an attempted suicide at the Yakima Municipal Jail early Wednesday, according to the Yakima Police Department.
The suicide attempt was discovered during a routine inmate count around 2:45 a.m., according to a news release from the department. The victim, whom the department identified as a 46-year-old man in custody on a traffic warrant, was found unconscious in a single-person cell with a homemade ligature around his neck, according to the release.
The Yakima Police Department has asked the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit to lead a probe into the suicide attempt, according to the release. The Special Investigative Unit is made up of officers from a variety of local agencies and is charged with providing independent reviews of incidents involving law enforcement.