LONG ISLAND, NY – A group of Suffolk County police officers are being recognized for their efforts to talk a suicidal man from jumping off a building last week. The incident happened in the town of Coram when a call came in to police headquarters about a man on a building who was threatening to jump.
“The officers responded to Capital One Bank, located at 356 Middle Country Road, after a 911 caller reported a man was on the roof, threatening to jump,” the department said in a statement today. “While Sergeant Kevin Montalbano and Officers Carlos Oviedo and Vincent Luciano engaged the man in conversation from the ground, Officers Peter Laub, Samantha Marrone-Skippon and Patrick Hanley gained access to the roof, where the man was sitting with both legs over the ledge.”
The officers on the roof grabbed the man and pulled him to safety. The man was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.