06/25/2011

Video: NYPD officer grabs jumper in daring rescue

Distraught 20-year-old woman had been on ledge for 45 minutes, began inching forward

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK - A NYPD officer lunged to grab a woman who threatened to jump off a building in the Lower East Side today.

Video captured the officer's daring maneuver, which came after a 45 minute standoff with the woman, believed to be in her 20s. According to the Village Voice, the woman had become increasingly emotional and was inching forward.

Police had deployed an inflatable landing pad at the scene, which can be seen in the photo here.

 

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