Man attempts suicide at Alachua County Jail

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A 22-year-old man is recovering after a suicide attempt at the Alachua County Jail following his arrest on aggravated child abuse charges.

Authorities say 22-year-old Austin Dionne tried to hang himself with a bedsheet in his jail cell on Saturday night.

Jail staffers cut Dionne down and administered first aid. An ambulance took him to a hospital and his condition was not available Sunday night.

Dionne was arrested Friday. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office says Dionne's 3-week-old son was found to have bleeding on the brain, abdominal bleeding and other injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Dionne's bail was set at $1 million.

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