Cops Rescue Man Who Allegedly Attempted Suicide

By DNAinfo Staff on September 26, 2012 1:37pm

Cops rescued a 40-year-old man who allegedly attempted suicide from 3070 Decatur Ave. in the Bronx on Sept. 25, 2012.
Cops rescued a 40-year-old man who allegedly attempted suicide from 3070 Decatur Ave. in the Bronx on Sept. 25, 2012.
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NORWOOD — Two cops plucked an allegedly suicidal man to safety Tuesday after he tried to jump from a window of a Decatur Avenue building, police said.

The 40-year-old man had been acting erratically, prompting his girlfriend to call 911 about 9:30 p.m., the NYPD said.

The man, whom police did not identify, was in the bathroom when cops arrived to the 3070 Decatur Avenue.

He popped out of the bathroom — with self-inflicted cuts to his neck, police said — and dashed out the door and toward a stairway window.

That's when he smashed his head against his window, breaking it, and tried to hurl himself through it, police said.

"Just let me die!" the man told cops, the NYPD said.

The quick-thinking officers grabbed the man by his ankles and pulled him to safety, police said. He was taken into custody and rushed to St. Barnabus Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.

The officers, who were not identified, sustained minor injuries to their hands, police said. They were taken to Montefiore Medical Center and released.

The man has not been charged.

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