Las Vegas police negotiated with a man on an apartment building roof for several hours Thursday before he fell from the central-valley building.
He died from the fall, police said.
Subject threatening to jump from rooftop of apt complex. Flamingo Rd between Maryland & Cambridge closed in both directions. #LVMPDnews
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) September 14, 2017
It wasn’t immediately clear when the man fell, but Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Nate Chio said the man was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
A call of a potential jumper near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway came in at 9:43 a.m., Metro spokesman Jay Rivera said. Police negotiated with the man for several hours, he said, and at one point gave the man water.
Rivera said police were going to wait him out, adding Metro had hoped the sun would wear him out and he would come down safely.
Flamingo was temporarily closed between Cambridge Street and Maryland. It has since reopened.
For perspective, here's a different angle of the man threatening to jump off Vegas Towers. Flamingo Road still closed pic.twitter.com/xX3z4vyB6y
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) September 15, 2017
Man threatening to jump off an apartment building near UNLV has drawn a big crowd of media and onlookers pic.twitter.com/VzC88TN7ju
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) September 14, 2017
Where to get help
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information: www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs
Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV