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VIDEO: Nye County deputies stop suicidal inmate

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On Dec. 5 around 7 p.m. NCSO Deputies inside the Nye County Detention Center were advised of an inmate in D Pod threatening to commit suicide.

As deputies arrived an inmate was balanced on the 2nd story railing. One of the Deputies went up the stairs and began wrestling with the inmate to prevent him from climbing over the edge.

The inmate was able to push back from the second-floor railing and plummet to the first floor where his fall was intercepted by a deputy. Deputy Joshua Armendariz caught the inmate in the air, cushioning his fall.

They both came to rest on the floor, mostly unhurt.

The deputy and the inmate were both transported in separate conveyances to the DVH to ensure they were not injured. They were both released.


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