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Inmate jumps off second-story railing in suicide attempt at jail

A 39-year-old Kitsap County Jail inmate was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after jumping from a second-story walkway in an apparent suicide attempt.

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reports the inmate dove off a railing in the housing unit on to the concrete floor 15 feet below, although his fall was partially disrupted when he struck a metal stool attached to a permanently installed table on the bottom floor of the housing unit.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews responded to the jail and transported the man to Tacoma General Hospital with serious injuries.

He was later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for additional emergency treatment. His current condition is unknown.

The inmate had been arrested by Bremerton police and booked into the jail Saturday evening on charges of robbery, theft and assault. He did not display any suicidal intentions during his arrest or booking procedures, the sheriff's office reports.

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