Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 23, 2003
Contact Lt. Mark McFall
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Attempted Suicide

Riverside, Ca- At approximately 8:30 AM on November 23, 2003, Riverside police officers detained a 23 year-old male subject for being a danger to himself or others. He was transported by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital where he was accepted for medical treatment and subsequent transfer to a County Mental Health facility.

Approximately nine minutes later, the subject escaped from the hospital and ran north on Market Street. He stood on the edge of the top floor of the parking garage at Ninth and Market Streets threatening to jump.

Members of the Emergency Negotiations Team responded and attempted to talk the subject down for approximately two and one-half hours. At 12:56 PM the subject jumped off the structure and sustained massive injuries when he struck the sidewalk below.

The subjectís name is being withheld at this time.