Video: L.A. Officers Rescue Suicidal Man

Officers responded to an apartment building after receiving reports of a man in his early 30s distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend trying to jump off of the thirteenth floor.


LAPD officers rescued a man during a suicide attempt off of the thirteenth floor of an apartment building on Thursday, and it was all caught on tape.

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Officers responded to the building at 111 West 7th Street around 6 p.m. after receiving reports of a man in his early 30s distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend, according to a press release from the department.

"The most amazing thing about this is the officers' commitment to saving this man in the face of danger to their own lives," Lt. Paul Vernon said in the statement. "What you don't see is the man actually biting the arm of Officer Rick Linton, who in spite of the pain and the insult, continues to hold on to the man."

The officers were eventually able to handcuff the man to the grate and secure him before bringing in firefighters who cut the grate and removed it.

The man was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and was not arrested.

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