Technical Rescue: CT Police, Firefighters Rescue Jumper

03/12/2013
New Haven (CT) firefighters and police officers rescued a man threatening to jump from a third-story window Monday morning. The incident occurred at a house on Houston Street in the city around 11 a.m., according to The New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/Yi14xU). The jumper, who was in his 20s, reportedly had a history of mental-health issues. Police said the man was unresponsive to communications, and responders soon realized action was required. Two officers readied to make the initial grab from the interior of the building, with backup from a firefighter and others. Meanwhile, firefighters scaled and a ladder to contend with the resisting man from the building's exterior. "Guys on...

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