The Arkansas State Police has confirmed Don Davis, one of the death row inmates up for execution last year, attempted to commit suicide on Thursday at Varner Unit.
The incident happened at around 4 p.m.
The Arkansas Department of Corrections confirmed that Davis was taken to the hospital.
There were witnesses at the time of the incident, and the Arkansas Police Department will conduct interviews on this matter, according to the police department.
NOTE: By policy, KNWA & FOX24 do not typically cover suicides or suicide attempts. However, we feel this instance warrants reporting due to the heightened public interest in the Don Davis case.