Cops Respond To Call For Jumper At Nostrand Houses, Turns Out To Be Elevator Repairman

Nostrand Houses (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

If you saw heavy police activity turn up near 2986 Avenue V at around 2:30 p.m. today, the answer is no, it wasn’t another violent incident in the Sheepshead-Nostrand Housing Projects.

It was just an elevator repairman.

NYPD converged on the scene, aided by hostage negotiators and Emergency Service Unites, after a neighbor called 911 to report what appeared to be a man poised to jump from the roof of the building.

Once the authorities showed up, however, it became clear that it was an elevator repairman, working on the building’s constantly problematic elevator system.