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ACFD Responding to Reported Suicide in Arlington National Cemetery

Medics from the Arlington County Fire Department are on scene of a reported suicide in Arlington National Cemetery.

Initial reports suggest a woman killed herself near the Confederate Memorial on the western side of the cemetery.

Though it is unknown whether the deceased individual is in any way affiliated with the military, the nation is in the midst of an epidemic of veteran suicide.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of self-harm, call 911 or the Department of Human Services’ emergency services line at 703-228-5160. CrisisLink also has a 24-hour crisis hotline at 703-527-4077 or 800-SUICIDE, or text 703-940-0888.

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