Suicide Attempt Med For Depression 2010-10-05 New York Man Has 90 Minute Stand-Off With Police Over Suicidal Action

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Paragraphs three through six read:  "For some 90 minutes, Dorsey talked to the clinically depressed man who said he was upset over not being able to find work and the recent death of his mother. He also told Dorsey his medication and therapy were not working and the only option he saw was to take his own life.

Earlier he has taken off his sneakers and coat and tossed them to the ground.

While Doesey was talking to the man on the deck of the garage, police officers and firefighters were staged on the street below.

At about 4 a.m., the man agreed to come off the edge and walk down to the mobile crisis team.
He was taken by ambulance for further treatment.



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Suicidal man coaxed down from five-story parking garage

Published: Thursday, October 07, 2010

By Staff
The Record

ALBANY ­ A city police officer talked a Watervliet man out of jumping off a five-story parking garage deck at the Crowne Plaza, Wednesday morning.

According ot Albany police, Officer Luther Dorsey, a 10-year veteran trained in crisis negotiation, responded to the Albany hotel at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday for a man who climbed over the rail of the Lodge Street garage and appeared ready to jump off the structure.

For some 90 minutes, Dorsey talked to the clinically depressed man who said he was upset over not being able to find work and the recent death of his mother. He also told Dorsey his medication and therapy were not working and the only option he saw was to take his own life.

Earlier he has taken off his sneakers and coat and tossed them to the ground.

While Doesey was talking to the man on the deck of the garage, police officers and firefighters were staged on the street below.

At about 4 a.m., the man agreed to come off the edge and walk down to the mobile crisis team. He was taken by ambulance for further treatment.

His name is not being released by Albany police.