VIDEO: Police Talk Suicidal Man to Safety in Newark

NEWARK – A negotiator for the Newark Police Emergency Services Unit successfully calmed a disturbed man who was threatening to kill himself and talked him into peacefully surrendering.

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“We had a good ending,” Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. “It was handled very well by our trained professional.”

Police were called to a location on the 100 block of Livingston Street at 11:15 a.m. this morning where the man was holding a knife to his own throat.

The negotiator arrived shortly after and began a dialog with the man, during which the man asked for Chinese food. Police obliged and shortly after he put the knife down and surrendered.

Police say he was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.