JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said a person being detained on Thursday morning suffered a medical emergency and later died.
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the unnamed person was being detained at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center when he had a medical emergency around 6:20 a.m.
Lopinto said the individual was taken to a hospital for treatment where he later died.
“There is no immediate indication of a possible cause of death, but foul play is not suspected,” Lopinto said.
The sheriff said an autopsy will be conducted to determine how the individual died.