Video: NYPD cop breaks down in tears after talking suicidal man down from overpass
“I’ve been in your shoes brother and there [are] solutions. There are ways to actually get out of this situation,” an officer said
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By Joanna Putman
NEW YORK — Two officers were captured on video helping a suicidal man clinging to an NYC overpass by spending nearly 40 minutes talking with him, KXLH reported.
The three-minute video released by the NYPD shows officers Carl Fayette and Eleodoro Mata showing empathy for the man and imploring him not to give up, according to the report.
“I’ve been in your shoes brother and there [are] solutions. There are ways to actually get out of this situation,” an officer said.
When the NYPD special operations team arrived, officers were able to get the man to safety, according to the report.
One of the officers can be heard breaking down and crying once the man is safe.