Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly tried to commit suicide early Tuesday morning during his imprisonment inside a Manhattan jail, reports Radar Online.
A source close to the incident said prison staff were seen “rushing through the well-lit corridors” at around 1:30am EST yesterday.
Other inmates housed at the facility reported they heard loud screams, according to the source.
A witness described Epstein, 66, as being “blue in the face” and “sprawled out on the floor” while being tended to by prison staff.
The situation was so dire, that at one point, Epstein appeared to have lost consciousness and was unresponsive.
He was “carried away” by staff, the source said. – Radar Online
Epstein’s attorneys were asked to comment on the situation, but have so far failed to respond.
The convicted sex offender is currently facing multiple charges of sex trafficking. The Daily Beast reports court documents have revealed at least 40 underage girls were brought into Epstein’s luxurious New York mansion for sexual encounters.
Epstein pleaded not guilty to all charges and his lawyers urged the court to allow him to post bail, but on July 18, Judge Richard Berman denied the request despite the financier offering an astounding $100 million bond.
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