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Attleboro Cop Talks Suicidal 21-Year-Old Man Off Ledge

February 14, 2019

A 32-year veteran of the Attleboro Police Department talked for about 45 minutes with a 21-year-old man intent on jumping from a 70-foot-high roof, eventually persuading the man to climb down a fire truck ladder instead.

The man had been taken by ambulance to a hospital near South Attleboro Square when he escaped from a gurney at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, eventually making his way to the roof of a Town Fair Tire, according to The Sun Chronicle, of Attleboro.

Sergeant Jeffrey Peavey talked the man out of jumping.



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