MADISON, Wis. — Authorities say emergency medical procedures by deputies at the Dane County Jail in Madison prevented an inmate from killing himself.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday when an inmate cut his wrists with a disposable razor issued by the jail.

A deputy conducting a safety and security check noticed blood on the floor of the inmate’s cell and called for help.

Authorities say a tourniquet was used to stop the bleeding. The inmate was treated at a local hospital and released.

The sheriff’s office says all of its deputies are equipped with tourniquets in case they get wounded in the line of duty.

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