SOMERSET, Pa. (KDKA) – An inmate at the Somerset State Correctional Institution has died.
Superintendent Eric Tice reported the death on Monday.READ MORE: Carnegie Elementary School Dismisses Students Early Due To Water Main Break
According to the state Department of Corrections, 30-year-old Brandin Piper was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning, just after 11:30.READ MORE: Project To Expand Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Seeking COVID-19 Relief Funding
They say staff provided medical assistance until first responders could arrive. EMS pronounced him dead.
Piper was reportedly serving 9 months to 2 years from Adams County for simple assault. He was at the correctional institution since April 2019.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 28 Additional Deaths, 477 New Cases
State Police are investigating, per policy.