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Psych patient questioned in death of roommate

Investigators have questioned a psychiatric patient in the death of his roommate Wednesday night at a West Philadelphia facility.

The victim, a 23-year-old male at Belmont Behavioral Health, appeared to have been strangled, police said. He was pronounced dead at 11:27 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital.

"Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this time and we offer our deepest sympathy, said Belmont spokesman Damien Woods.

Woods said the facility was "actively cooperating with the police but could not provide details while the investingation was under way.

No charges have been filed while police await autopsy results.

Belmont Behavioral Health is a 147-bed private psychiatric hospital on the 4200 block of Monument Road in the River Park section. Its services include treatment of behavioral health and addictions disorders in adolescents, adults and older adults, according to its website.