Norwich Officers Talk down man from roof of parking garage.
By GREG SMITH
Posted Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:32 PM
Norwich police are crediting two veteran police officers with talking down a despondent person found on the roof of a downtown parking garage Tuesday.
At 11:02 a.m., police were called to the Water Street parking garage for reports of a man on the roof. Officers Damian Martin and Kenneth Nieves, both trained Crisis Intervention Team members, responded and spoke with the man. They determined he was suffering a medical emergency because of recent family problems, according to police.
The officers quickly calmed him and convinced him to step down from the roof and seek medical attention, Sgt. James C. Tetreault said. The man was taken to The William W. Backus Hospital for evaluation. Police did not release the man’s name.