We broke the news on Friday about an emotionally disturbed person threatening to jump from the roof of a building on 60th Street and 11th Avenue, and promised you an update when we heard back from police.
Well, officers from the NYPD’s public information unit finally got back to us 12 hours later and gave us a humdrum report: male jumped from the roof onto power lines, entered police custody voluntarily, taken to Maimonides Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He had no physical injuries and Con Edison was asked to inspect the power lines.
Pretty boring stuff, and at 10:30 p.m. on a Friday I didn’t see the point in rushing to the computer to update the report.
Apparently, the public information officer left out some interesting stuff. Like the fact that the man decided to pull down his pants and moon the officers and onlookers, or that it took three hours for the stand-off to come to an end.
The man also spat on the cops and flipped them the bird.
Although the NYPD told us the man was not being charged, Daily News is reporting the incident was triggered after a dispute between he and his girlfriend, and he was wanted for questioning for possible domestic violence.
He scaled adjacent buildings and jumped between window ledges, and even stood on the power lines (not just dangled from them, like a sane person might).
After two hours and some cigarettes the cops delivered to him, he surrendered to police.