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Authorities: NJ Jail Inmate Commits Suicide

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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Oklahoma man being held at a New Jersey jail apparently committed suicide by hanging himself.

Monmouth County authorities tell the Asbury Park Press that a corrections officer found 18-year-old Zachery Sullivan in the county jail’s shower area around 9:25 a.m. Friday. The death isn’t considered suspicious, but an autopsy will be conducted.

Sullivan had been in the jail since November on charges of attempted arson, aggravated assault, attempting to cause widespread injury to others, possessing a destructive device and possessing a prohibited weapon stemming from an incident in Middletown Township.

He also was facing charges in Hudson County in northern Jersey, but further details on those charges were not available Saturday.

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