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Wakayama: Man dies after being found collapsed in police cell in apparent suicide

Gobo Police Station
A man was found hanged in his cell at the Gobo Police Station on Sunday

WAKAYAMA (TR) – A man in detention at a police station in Gobo City has died after being found collapsed in his cell. The case is being treated as a suicide, police said on Wednesday, reports Jiji Press (May 16).

At around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, a staff member at the Gobo Police Station performing rounds found the man, aged in his 60s, hanged in his cell. While unconscious, he was rushed to a hospital where he died on Wednesday morning, police said.

At the time of the discovery, there were two staff members on duty. The man was seen in a normal state about 8 minutes before, police said.

The man had been sent to prosecutors and was awaiting trial, police said.