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IMF chief under suicide watch at NYC jail

 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is  arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for an alleged attac...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for an alleged attack...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, waits to be  arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the all...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, right, head of the International Monetary Fund listens to his attorney Benjamin Brafman, center, during arraignment proceedin...
 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, on charg...
 FILE - In this Nov.16, 2006 file photo, Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair, smile after voting in Sarcelles, outside Paris. Since the...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for an alleged attac...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for an alleged attack...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attac...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, waits to be arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the all...

IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, right, head of the International Monetary Fund listens to his attorney Benjamin Brafman, center, during arraignment proceedin...

APTOPIX IMF Head Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, on charg...

France IMF Head Wife

FILE - In this Nov.16, 2006 file photo, Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair, smile after voting in Sarcelles, outside Paris. Since the...

A law enforcement official and a union official say International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under a suicide watch in jail.
Norman Seabrook heads New York City's corrections officer union. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Strauss-Kahn was under the watch at Rikers Island.
A law enforcement official confirmed that Strauss-Kahn was placed under watch after undergoing a mental health evaluation. The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of prisoners' medical information.
The official says the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn did not try to harm himself. He was arrested Saturday in the alleged sex attack of a hotel maid and was held without bail on Monday.