Everett Police Save Man From Himself

August 7, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

Bridge A

Patrol officers hang back and talk to the man on the railing.

Bridge 2

The man watches a huge oil train pass by on the tracks below.

bridge 3

An Everett Police negotiator hands the man some water

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A team of negotiators spent 4.5 hours talking with the man.

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Officers safely take the man into custody.

Police search the man before taking him to Providence Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.

Police search the man before taking him to Providence Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.

Everett Police used patience, compassion and training to keep a 35-year-old man from jumping off the third level railing of a passenger bridge at Everett Station today.

Around 11:30AM police received calls of a man on the railing telling people to keep away. Patrol officers responded and began talking with the man who threatened to jump off the railing.

While the passenger bridge and immediate area were cleared, Everett Police allowed train and bus traffic to continue as negotiators were brought in to deal with the man.

Everett Police took their time, developed trust, brought water and a step stool for the man who at times was distraught and other times calm.

Officers also had to clear out various bystanders who were coming to the scene urging the man to jump.

After talking with negotiators for about four and a half hours the man agreed to come down and was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com from the scene. Click to enlarge.


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