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NYPD Safely Retrieves Man Who Threatened Jump From Avenue X Building

Source: NYScanner/Twitter
Source: NYScanner/Twitter

Police successfully and safely talked down a man who threatened to jump from an Avenue X apartment building yesterday, and took him into custody for psychiatric evaluation.

First responders converged on the scene at East 3rd Street and Avenue X after receiving the call at approximately 3:00 p.m. yesterday.

The man was on a seventh floor fire escape, threatening to take his life.

Emergency personnel from the NYPD, FDNY and the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit were on scene. Traffic was rerouted as Avenue X was closed off from Ocean Parkway to East 2nd Street, and the B1 ceased running.

The rescue operation lasted more than an hour, but ultimately the man was taken into custody and brought to Coney Island Hospital, the NYPD confirmed.

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  1. […] Since we’re on the topic, here’s the other crazy stuff that happened in April: a car jumped the curb and slammed into Trio Pizzeria’s storefront on Avenue U; Coney Island’s McDonald’s was the scene of a stabbing; a Brighton man was busted for guns and pipe bombs after cops responded to a domestic dispute; and the NYPD rescued a man threatening suicide from an Avenue X rooftop. […]


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