Whitehall police reported a Reynoldsburg man apparently committed suicide this morning, June 20, outside Beechwood Elementary School, 455 Beechwood Road.

Whitehall police reported a Reynoldsburg man apparently committed suicide this morning, June 20, outside Beechwood Elementary School, 455 Beechwood Road.

A custodian called police at 6:44 a.m. to report a man hanging by his neck from a swing set in the school's playground, Police Chief Mark Newcomb said.

Whitehall medics pronounced the 55-year-old Reynoldsburg man dead at 6:55 a.m., Newcomb said.

"There are no signs of foul play," and appears to be a suicide, Newcomb said.

Although it had been daylight for about an hour before the custodian discovered the body, police received no other reports.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office is investigating the death.

As of 2 p.m. June 20, police had not released the identity of the man, pending notification of the man's family.