Police save suicidal Turkish man’s life by grabbing his belt
Police officers on Aug. 3 saved the life of a man who tried to commit suicide by grabbing his belt as he jumped out of a balcony.
According to Demirören News Agency, the 34-year-old man, identified only as Osman G., started to shout from the balcony of his apartment on the fourth floor of a building in Antalya’s Manavgat district on Aug. 3
With a knife in his hand, the man yelled that he would commit suicide, which prompted his neighbors to call the police and fire fighters.
Osman G. attempted to jump out of his balcony soon after police units came and failed to persuade him to calm down.
As the man was falling from the edge of the balcony, a police officer managed to grab his belt. With the help of other policemen, the man was taken inside the apartment.
Osman G. was reportedly in depression over his recent divorce, while also suffering from schizophrenia.
He was hospitalized after the incident.