Police talk suicidal woman down from ledge in Alhambra

ALHAMBRA — An Alhambra police officer persuaded a suicidal woman to climb down from a 40-foot-high ledge which she had threatened to jump from Sunday, authorities said.
The incident, which was captured on a police car dashboard camera, unfolded about noon at Campbell Avenue and Front Street, Alhambra police officials said in a written statement.
“A woman had climbed over a retaining wall and fence and was threatening to kill herself by jumping the 40 feet down onto railroad tracks, according to the police statement.
“A female officer calmly built a rapport with the distraught woman,” the statement continued. “The officer convinced the woman not to jump and helped the woman back over the fence.”
The woman, an Alhambra resident in her mid-40s, was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation, officials said.

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