Fairfax jail inmate dead after being found hanging in cell

FAIRFAX, VA. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a Fairfax County jail inmate found hanging in his cell.

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the inmate had been jailed since June 27 on a malicious wounding charge. He was identified only as a 33-year-old Asian male.

The sheriff's office said the inmate was found Sunday evening. Deputies and medical personnel attended to him, but he was pronounced dead about half an hour after being found.

Fairfax County Police are investigating the death, which is standard procedure any time an inmate dies in custody. 

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