1:30AM EST: A prisoner has been found dead after hanging himself inside the NYPD’s 90th Precinct located at 211 Union Avenue – in the heart of Williamsburg.
An intense investigation is underway at this time, how something like this was able to take place inside of an NYPD Precinct, with dozens of officers inside the building.
Numerous NYPD officials are one the scene, along with the NYPD Crime Scene Unit, and the NYC Medical Examiner, and many media outlets are staging outside the station house awaiting information.
The prisoner is reported to be an African American. It is unknown what he was arrested for.
UPDATE 3:15PM ET: According to the AP, a sergeant and an officer have been suspended.
Police said it appears the man used the drawstring from his shorts to hang himself. He had been arrested on charges of domestic assault and was taken into custody Sunday.
(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)