Chelsea Manning friend says she's safe after window-ledge tweet

BALTIMORE (AP) - A close friend of Chelsea Manning says the convicted leaker of government secrets and longshot candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland is safe after a photo on her Twitter account apparently showed her standing on the edge of an upper-story window ledge.

Another tweet sent from Manning's Twitter account said Manning wasn't "really cut out for this world."

Kelly Wright is a friend of Manning and is her Senate campaign's communications director. She told The Associated Press in a Monday text that Manning's adjustment to life outside prison "has been extremely difficult."

Wright says the transgender woman's loved ones are now asking for Manning "to be given the space to heal."

The tweets did not say where the photo was taken, and Wright declined to say, "due to safety concerns."

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