Police and EMS responded to the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road Monday morning after a man attempted to hang himself in the first floor bathroom, according to a Columbus Police report.
Interim Director Wanda Edwards said the 58-year-old man was found on the floor by a patron shortly after the library opened. Police and EMS responded at about 10:30 a.m. and transported the man to The Medical Center, the report stated.
The man was a regular patron of the library, Edwards said.
Edwards said the library was able to continue operations while the man was transported.
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"The staff remained calm and the customers, for the most part, didn't know what was going on," she said.
A condition status was not available from the Medical Center as of Tuesday afternoon. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Tuesday that the man is on life support.