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Attorney: Man trapped in jail room feared death

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CHICAGO (AP) - The attorney for a man who was trapped in a Cook County Jail visiting room for 30 hours says the man feared he might not be found before he died.

Attorney Michael Richmond tells the Chicago Sun-Times ( ) that Farad Polk yelled and kicked a door before trying to use a key to remove a glass partition in the door. Polk was trapped on July 5 while trying to visit his son.

Richmond said Thursday that Polk finally turned on a fire sprinkler. The sprinkler set off an alarm that alerted firefighters early Monday. They freed Polk.

Jail Executive Director Cara Smith said Polk walked into the wrong room and the door closed behind him. Polk couldn't be heard from inside.

Richmond filed a court petition seeking surveillance footage.

Information from: Chicago Sun-Times,

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