Police Save Suicidal Child in Hudson Valley
Police helped save the life of a suicidal Hudson Valley child.
On Thursday, New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to Darrow Road in the town of New Lebanon after reports of a suicidal child.
Troopers quickly arrived and began to talk to the child. However, additional arriving emergency personnel caused the child to become more upset, police say.
Once all of the other first responders and vehicles were placed out of site, troopers were able to negotiate with the child and convince the child to leave the window edge, according to New York State Police.
The child was then safely turned over to the Chatham Rescue Squad and transported to Berkshire Medical Center for a mental evaluation.
Police didn’t release the child’s age or gender.
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