Inmate attempts suicide

HOUGHTON – Houghton County Correctional Facility staff responded to an attempt by an inmate to hang himself at about 4:50 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate had been assisted down by fellow inmates and corrections staff.

He was taken to Portage Health, where he was evaluated and then taken to Marquette General Hospital’s psychological unit.

Mercy EMS assisted at the Houghton County Jail. No names have been released and the incident is still under investigation.