A 32-year-old woman arrested for marijuana charges hung herself inside a Brooklyn holding cell, according to the Post. The woman "used her pants to form a crude noose, which she slung around a horizontal cell bar" inside the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville yesterday at around 6:47 pm. She was found dead about 40 minutes after she was locked in the room.
The Times reports that she had been arrested on a charge of marijuana possession. After a detective found her body, the woman — whose name has not been released pending family notification — was brought to the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Crime has been down in Brownsville over the past year — except the area around the 73rd Precinct station house.