Man hospitalized after apparent suicide attempt in Washington County jail

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 57-year-old Lake Elmo man was transported to Regions Hospital the afternoon of Sept. 5 after an apparent attempt to commit suicide in the Washington County jail.

“We had a lot of jail staff and our nursing staff involved in trying to save this individual’s life, to include Lakeview EMS personnel that also arrived on scene,” said Chief Deputy Brian Mueller. He said the man was alive when he was transported to Regions.

Mueller declined to release details while the investigation is ongoing.