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Ill. mentally ill inmate climbs on top of air vent

No injuries were reported


A mentally ill inmate somehow climbed up on top of an air vent Friday morning at the Cook County Jail.

Photo Cook County Sheriff’s Office

By C1 Staff

CHICAGO — Staff members were able to coax down a mentally ill inmate who had somehow climbed atop an air vent Friday morning at the Cook County Jail.

ABC News reports that a ladder was used to get the inmate down, but there are no details on how he got up on the vent in the first place. No injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office said “this is just one example of the many challenges the jail staff face when dealing with mentally ill inmates.”

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