Cops Rescue Suspect Dangling 7 Floors Up From Harlem Building

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say two officers rescued a suspect as he dangled from a seventh-floor Manhattan apartment window after nearly lunging to his death.

Officers Isaias Alicea and Vincent Gagliostro grabbed the 200-pound man’s arm and leg as he fell, holding him until colleagues arrived to help pull him to safety.

The suspect and one officer were treated for minor injuries.

Police say officers Alicea and Gagliostro were responding to a call of child neglect at the Harlem apartment Thursday morning when they happened upon the man.

During a struggle with the suspect, police say he broke free and dashed for a window. He removed a barrier and jumped out, but the officers grabbed his arm and leg as he fell.

Police say the man, identified as 40-year-old Michael Mulraine, is undergoing a psychological evaluation. Police say a handgun was also recovered.

He’s been charged with attempted robbery, assault, criminal possession of  weapon and resisting arrest.

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One Comment

  1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Clearly the new breed police are social workers with badges..Old school he falls and they get medals

  2. Mayor Koch's Tomb Inc. says:

    Why oh why do they breed?

    1. Stinkins race card collection says:

      Waiting on a liberals sarcastic question or sugar coated deflection.

  3. Joe Schmo says:

    Police only around when not needed. Could have saved some of MY tax dollars. Instead they get it (if they had to do OT). And of course let’s not forget hospital bills, legal costs, prison costs, and back to public assistance when he gets out.

    (kicking and screaming)

    JUST NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (more kicking and screaming)

    1. Wimpy joe says:

      Sounds like somebody’s girl is slapping him around again

      1. Joe Schmo says:

        Nah. Your common law ho is sleeping off the effects of her usual Friday night cocaine snortfest right now.

        1. Nick says:

          That would be crack, not coke.

          1. Joe Schmo says:

            Not into that kind of lifestyle. I wouldn’t know the terminology Unlike the many lowlifes that siphon (again) MY tax dollars.

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