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Authorities investigating apparent suicide at midstate jail

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 3, 2016 11:47 AM
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FILE PHOTO: The Cumberland County prison. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Carlisle) -- Authorities are investigating an apparent inmate suicide at the Cumberland County jail in Carlisle

Deputy Warden Michael Carey says 46-year-old Richard Thorson, of Newville, died Saturday.

He says he can't discuss details, including how Thorson allegedly killed himself but says, so far, nothing unusual has been found. 

Middlesex Township police and the county coroner were continuing to investigate. 

Thorson has been jailed since March 24, when he was arrested for assault and endangerment charges stemming from an incident three days before.

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