NYPD ESU Officers Talk Man Down From Ledge Of Rockefeller Center Deck

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say a man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he tried to jump from the observation deck at Rockefeller Center.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say 23-year-old Jorge Ruiz of Las Vegas climbed over a 5-foot-high glass partition of the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and then sat on the ledge of a concrete pillar threatening to jump.

Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit climbed out onto the ledge and talked Ruiz down after about 20 minutes.

No one was injured but Ruiz was taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric observation.

Police say Ruiz told them he was upset over a book he wrote that wasn’t going to be published.

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  • alice

    The men and women of ESU are specialized in their training and go the distance to help, whether small jobs or big jobs. What makes them so unique is that these lifesavers really care. You cannot ever pay them ENOUGH to take a risk of their own lives to save someone else like this. Thank you ESU active and retired.. May GOD continue to bless you , always..as you protect others ,MAY HE PROTECT YOU FROM HARM AND DANGER. amen..

  • Ellen

    Thank God for officers like these men. Talk about not only being compassionate but brave as well. You are the strength of this country my dear Officers. God love all of you and keep you all safe,

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