Police say a man whose wife had accused him of attacking her has hanged himself in a holding cell after turning himself in to New York City police.
Officers were called to the couple's midtown Manhattan apartment around 7:15 a.m. Saturday. They say the 33-year-old wife told police her husband had fled after assaulting her. She was treated and released from a hospital.
Forty-year-old Alexander Gonzalez surrendered later Saturday. Police say he was found hanging by a shirt in a cell where he was being held alone while officers were processing his arrest around 3:20 p.m.
Officers are stationed in the areas around precinct holding cells, but it wasn't immediately clear exactly where the assigned officer was when Gonzalez hanged himself.