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Dubai Police negotiate for four hours to persuade an Asian to abort suicide attempt


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Somaiya Saad, Staff Reporter

A security team from the Dubai Police succeeded in preventing a suicide attempt by a 20-year-old Asian, who intended to throw himself from the roof of a building.

"The Police team was able to convince man to come down the roof after continuous talks that lasted for around four hours. It was said that he wanted to kill himself because he was fired," Brigadier Saeed Hamad Bin Sulaiman Al Malik, Director of Al Rashidiya Police Station said.

He explained that a team from the Al Rashidiya police station rushed to the scene after received a report from a person indicating that an Asian was attempting to commit suicide by throwing himself from a building.

"Teams from the criminal investigation department, the civil defence department and ambulance also rushed to the scene," Al Malik added.

The security team remained for hours talking to the man and convincing him that there was nothing worth ending his life for.

"He was standing on the edge of the roof and bleeding severely, as he had cut himself. He also seemed intoxicated," Al Malik said.  

It was also found he infiltrated into the building’s roof, which is always closed, taking the advantage that the maintenance workers were busy.

After negotiations that lasted for 4 hours, they persuaded him to withdraw from suicide.

The Asian confirmed that he intended to end his life due to the presence of many family problems with him, and he heard from his colleagues that the employer would end his services.

On the other hand, the man’s employer and colleagues praised the great humanitarian work and effort made by Rashidiya Police Station, to save the life of the worker, and the good efforts made by the police in general in order to achieve security and safety.

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