For Immediate Release
|Date||August 04, 2002|
|Contact||Sergeant K. Lambert|
Riverside, Ca- On
August 03 at 11:58pm, Officers of the Riverside Police Department
responded to the Galleria at Tyler in reference to an individual calling 911 to
advise he was about to commit suicide. He
was calling from the second floor parking lot walkway on the South / West corner
of the shopping center. Officers
responded to the area, located the suspect, and quickly contained the scene. The suspect was found straddling the guardrail of the
communicated with the suspect for approximately 1 hour. They were able to talk
the suspect down with patience, empathy, and good judgment.
He was finally convinced to ride with the Officers to ETS for a 72 hour
Mental Health Evaluation.