Jeffrey Epstein found injured in New York jail cell

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 00:07:43-04

NEW YORK (KGTV) -- Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his New York jail cell following a possible suicide attempt, TMZ reports.

According to law enforcement sources cited by TMZ, Epstein was found by guards in his cell Wednesday night with marks around his neck.

Epstein is currently in federal jail on sex trafficking charges.

A federal judge denied bail for Epstein last week. He will remain in jail pending trial.

"The government's application for continued remand is hereby granted," US District Court Judge Richard Berman said. He described Epstein's proposed bail package as "irretrievably inadequate."

Prosecutors deemed him an "extreme" flight risk.