Jeffrey Epstein was pronounced dead after an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell early Saturday morning. Federal law enforcement reported that the 66-year-old man, who was awaiting trial for child sex-trafficking charges and conspiracy, hanged himself and was found unresponsive around 6:30 a.m.

Epstein was wheeled out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday morning by EMTs and was taken to a nearby hospital after a 911 call was made reporting cardiac arrest. Epstein was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the New York Post, Epstein was not on suicide watch although it was previously reported that Epstein was found unconscious on July 23 and placed on suicide watch.

Photos emerged of EMTs wheeling Epstein into the hospital early Saturday morning.

Epstein’s death followed the release of 2,000 documents that implicated prominent people including British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, former President Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, former senator George Mitchell, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

Attorney General William Barr stated, “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”