- On Wednesday news broke that shamed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may have tried to commit suicide
- Other reports have said it could possibly be an attack from other inmates
- At least one source claims it could be an attempt by Epstein to be transferred
On Wednesday night, news broke that shamed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein possibly tried to commit suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where he is currently being held.
What We Know
According to Radar Online, the incident occurred on July 23 at around 1:30 am. The source told Radar Online fellow inmates heard screams. A witness claimed 66-year-old Epstein was found “blue in the face” and “sprawled out on the floor” as prison staff tended to him.
Epstein was said to have lost consciousness at one point and was unresponsive. He was then “carried away” by staff. Epstein’s attorney’s did not respond to request for comment. Epstein was recently denied bail after requesting to remain under house arrest in his $77 million mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
According to NBC News 4, he was found in his cell in a fetal position, semi-conscious with marks on his neck. Two sources said Epstein may have tried to hang himself while a third source said his injuries were not serious and he may have been using the incident to request a transfer. A fourth source said an assault has not been ruled out at this time.
Epstein was said to have been taken to a local hospital, but his condition is not known at this time. If Radar Online’s sources are correct that inmates heard a scream, a suicide attempt sounds less likely than an attack. Epstein was said to have been initially placed in general population at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. He was later moved to protective custody after receiving threats from other inmates.
This is still a developing story.