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Inmate, 60, found hanged in cell at Burbank Police Department

April 6, 2010 |  6:30 pm

The body of a 60-year-old man who had been arrested on a domestic violence charge was found hanging from a telephone cord inside his jail cell at the Burbank Police Department, authorities said Tuesday.

John Flores was taken into custody Saturday at 1:20 a.m. after allegedly assaulting his wife. He was also charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said in a statement.

Flores was placed in a cell about two hours later. The following day about 4:50 p.m., a police jailer noticed Flores hanging from a cord. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The Burbank Police Department is investigating the incident. No other information was given.

-- Corina Knoll