Suicide attempt stopped at Vancouver, Wash., jail


VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County Jail inmate is recovering at the hospital after attempting to commit suicide.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Gardiner says the 27-year-old man tried to hang himself using a sheet Thursday, but officers noticed the attempt and thwarted it.

The officers provided aid until paramedics arrived.

The inmate’s name has not been released.