A team of firefighters had successfully persuaded a man from attempting suicide at an apartment in Wangsa Maju this week.
Harian Metro reported that the Fire and Rescue Department immediately rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call about the incident around 11:58 am yesterday (Tuesday, 5th January). They also shared some photos of the incident on their official Facebook page.
According to a press statement, “A total of seven members along with a machine and an Emergency Services Assistance Unit (EMRS) from the Wangsa Maju Fire and Rescue Station were rushed to the location to provide assistance. Upon arrival at the location, the 26-year-old man was seen at the balcony of the 16th floor of the condo.”
They added that the rescue team began to persuade the victim to change his mind whilst at the scene. The man eventually gave in at about 1:30pm, with the assistance of the High Rise Rescue Team (HRRT). He was then handed over to the police for further action.
Meanwhile, Wangsa Maju District Police Chief, Superintendent Rajab Ahad Ismail, stated that initial investigations found that the man had attempted suicide due to personal problems.
“Preliminary investigations found that the man tried to commit suicide after being disappointed by his girlfriend. However, further investigation into the incident is still underway,” the police official said.
Source: Harian Metro.