BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police are investigating an apparent suicide that took place inside police headquarters overnight.

Officials say 50-year-old Emilo Quiles died after hanging himself in a booking room at 300 Congress St.

Police say they arrested Quiles earlier in the evening for assaulting and threatening a couple and were processing him on those charges when he used his T-shirt to asphyxiate himself.

"The officers who arrested him on the street say in their report that he gave no indications that he was suicidal," says Bridgeport Police Department spokesman Tim Quinn.

Quiles' body was taken to the chief state medical examiner for an autopsy. The incident is being investigated.