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Police investigating death of Allegheny County Jail inmate

PITTSBURGH — County police are investigating after an inmate from the Allegheny County Jail died at a hospital.

Allegheny County officials said around 12:20 p.m. there was a medical emergency at the jail when a male inmate was experiencing difficulty breathing.

Medical and correctional officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took over, officials said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


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