Inmate dies at Allegheny County Jail

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — An inmate has died at the Allegheny County Jail.

According to a news release, the 60-year-old man was brought in on a bench warrant for retail theft in another county on May 22.

Opiates, including fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs, were found in his system during a screen. Officials said a detox protocol was issued for him.

Thursday at 4 p.m., he was found unresponsive. Lifesaving measures were performed until paramedics arrived.

He was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m.

Allegheny County police are investigating. The cause of death will be determined by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

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