A policeman attempted to commit suicide in Mandeville this morning. A huge crowd watched as the policeman attempted to jump off the roof of a supermarket. In the end, he was rescued by a team that worked for half an hour to get the cop to change his mind.
The cop had climbed atop a building on Hotel Street in the town centre with a rope around his neck threatening to jump.
Fire authorities who arrived on the scene mounted a ladder and police personnel sought to convince the young cop to come down, but he would not yield.
Suicidal Mandeville cop rescued from atop building, receiving counselling – https://t.co/jcS1RHR9sn
— Jamaica Gleaner (@JamaicaGleaner) September 27, 2016
At one point, he reportedly became irate and demanded that the ladder be removed, saying he would not use it.
Several minutes later, a Jamaica Public Service vehicle was called and it took some coaxing from a woman, said to be a relative of the cop, before he finally agreed to be lowered in the bucket of the JPS truck.
The cop is now being counselled by personnel from the Northern Caribbean University.