Boston Police report three officers were able to grab and hold onto a man they say was about to jump from a ledge atop a sixth-floor ledge at a parking garage at 5 Guest St. Friday night.
Police say officers arrived around 9:30 p.m. on a report of a man threatening to jump:
When officers responded to the roof of the parking garage, located on the 6th floor of the building, officers observed an individual, a male in his twenties, jump over a fence on the top of the building that enabled him to stand on and gain access to the ledge of the garage. When officers got closer, the man yelled that he was going to harm himself. Officers did their best to persuade and convince the man to come back over the fence, but when he began to move away from the ledge, officers immediately and instinctively moved in and grabbed him. Three officers were able to hold on to and secure the man until they were able to pull him back over the fence to safety.
The man was eventually turned over to EMS for transport to a local hospital for observation, police say.