Quebec provincial police investigate suicide attempt in Kuujjuaq jail cell
A 24-year-old man has been released from a Montreal hospital
(updated, Sept. 18, 8:45 a.m.)
KUUJJUAQ — A 24-year-old Kuujjuaq man was sent a Montreal area hospital after an apparent suicide attempt Sept. 14 while in the custody of the Kativik Regional Police Force.
The incident took place in a Kuujjuaq police station jail cell during the afternoon of Sept. 14, said Pierre Tremblay, from the Surêté du Québec provincial police force in Rouyn-Noranda.
An injury or death that occurs while the person is in the custody of a police force is always investigated by an outside police force.
The Kuujjuaq SQ is continuing its investigation in the Sept. 14 incident, Tremblay said.
This past July, a 39-year-old man, who was in custody at the Puvirnituq police station in July, died in what appeared to be the result of a completed suicide attempt.
During last week’s Kativik Regional Government council meeting in Kuujjuaq, the KRPF said it is looking for more money to install cameras in cells and bring in a private security company to assist with guard duty.