Deputies say woman tried to hang herself with patrol car seat belt

- Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies will not say exactly where the domestic dispute took place, only that it was on Quebec Boulevard in Richmond shortly before 12 a.m. Wednesday.

"When they arrived, they proceeded to do what was normal for them — separate the two parties the male and female subjects," said Caitilin Espinosa, public information officer for the FBCSO.

The man who contacted deputies was cooperative but deputies say the female was not.

"They detained her and put her in the back of a patrol car which is standard protocol," described Espinosa. "She was not handcuffed because she was not arrested. They just wanted to separate them so they could get both sides of the story."

Deputies say she was left alone in the patrol car for several minutes and tried to hang herself with the seat belt. She is now on life support. FBCSO has not released her name.

At this point, FBCSO said it appears the deputies who arrived to the scene followed department procedures.

"The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department is launching an internal affairs investigation and we also voluntarily asked the Texas Rangers to also investigate this incident," added Espinosa.

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