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Police investigating inmate death at Allegheny County Jail

Megan Guza
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Jeremy Boren | Tribune-Review
Allegheny County Jail

An Allegheny County Jail inmate died Monday afternoon, according to jail officials.

The inmate, who the medical examiner has not yet identified, experienced difficulty breathing about 12:20 p.m., according to Warden Orlando Harper.

Medical staff and correctional officers performed CPR on the inmate until paramedics arrived, he said. Paramedics transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about 1:44 p.m., Harper said.

Allegheny County police are investigating the incident, as per protocol. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner will rule on the cause and manner of death.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.