Frank Melton, Indicted Mississippi Mayor, Loses Primary And Goes To Hospital

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Ten minutes after the polls closed tonight, someone found Mayor Frank Melton, 60, in a state of cardiac arrest and called for help at 7:10 p.m. As the city awaited news of his health, city election returns slowly came in, eventually revealed that Melton had been defeated, with former Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. and Councilman Marshand Crisler headed into the May 19 runoff.

According to 16 WAPT News, which originally broke the story of Melton's cardiac arrest, AMR paramedics revived him and rushed him to St. Dominic, followed by a police car and a black SUV. There, he was put on a respirator, and his family was called in from Texas.

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