PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Authorities say an inmate who was found dead in Allegheny County Jail on Saturday evening committed suicide.

Police said on Sunday that 39-year-old Joel Velasquez-Reyes was pronounced dead just after 8 p.m. Saturday after an incident that happened just before 7:45 p.m.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office has ruled the death a suicide by hanging.

Velasquez-Reyes was arrested last month in connection to two bank robberies. Authorities said he robbed a Dollar Bank on the South Side in April, and he also robbed the Community Bank in Brookline.

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