Essex County officials are investigating an incident that left an inmate injured at the Essex County Jail in Newark on Tuesday evening.
According to a preliminary statement released by county officials, at approximately 4:30 p.m., EMS units were dispatched to the Doremus Avenue facility after receiving reports of a person who fell inside the jail.
Upon arrival, officials said a 35-year-old male inmate jumped from the second-floor balcony of the jail onto the first-floor landing where he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Essex County officials said the man was transported to University Hospital for treatment and was not an immigration detainee.
The incident remains under investigation.