Developing: Suicide Attempt Unconfirmed, But Chelsea Manning Reportedly Taken to Hospital

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An artist’s rendition of how whistleblower Chelsea Manning sees herself.

U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning was taken to the hospital on Wednesday. Though one reporter tweeted that it was a suspected suicide attempt, the reason for the medical visit is still unconfirmed.

Manning, who released a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks, is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

CNN reporter Shimon Prokup tweeted just after 8 AM that Manning was suspected of attempting suicide:

Chase Strangio, staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project, tweeted at roughly 10 AM that though the whistleblower was taken to the hospital, the reported suicide attempt is as of yet unconfirmed:

This story will be updated as details become available.

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