A homeless man in Jerusalem attempted to hang himself Friday while being questioned at a local police station. He remains in serious condition.

According to police, the man had been detained and was being questioned regarding an assault earlier in the day against another homeless individual.

He reportedly requested to use the bathroom during questioning, and it was then that he attempted to hang himself, just outside the station, according to Army Radio.

The man, said to be in his fifties, was rushed to the capital’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center by Magen David Adom personnel.