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Inmate at Dauphin County Prison suffers fatal medical event

The 46-year-old inmate collapsed and died while receiving treatment, prison officials say. The incident is under investigation.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Dauphin County Coroner's Office and Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the death of an inmate at Dauphin County Prison, prison officials said Thursday.

The 46-year-old male inmate, whom officials did not identify, collapsed Thursday morning and suffered a fatal medical event while receiving treatment. 

Prison staff immediately administered first aid and called EMS, but lifesaving measures failed, prison officials said.

The inmate was incarcerated since August 13 on a charge of possession with intent to manufacture controlled substance.

An autopsy has been scheduled.