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VIDEO: Emergency Responders Rescue Distressed Man Threatening to Jump from Newark Ironbound Roof

By rlsmetro on

Newark Public Safety Officials in Newark are reporting that members of the **Newark Police, Fire Divisions, and University Hospital EMS Rescue** rescued a man who made threats to hurt himself by jumping off a roof this afternoon severely.

According to Newark officials, shortly before 1:00 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Van Buren Streets on reports that a man was standing on a roof threatening to jump.

Officials said when police arrived, they found a 27-year-old male incoherent, yelling and threatening to jump.

Members of the Police Division’s Emergency Service Unit and Firefighters were able to reach the victim and safely remove him from the roof Newark officials said.

According to officials, a member of the Emergency Services Unit suffered minor injuries during the rescue operation, and **Universtiy Hospital EMS** transported the man and the officer to University Hospital for treatment.

Officer said the officer is expected to be treated and released.

Director Ambrose applauded the work of the police and fighters who courageously worked together to safely remove the man from the building averting serious injury or possible death.

VIDEO CREDIT: RLS Platform Member Ms. S. T.