Early this morning, at approximately hours 01:15 hours, Boston Police Officers assigned to District C-6 responded to the area of South Hampton Street that overlooks I-93 in South Boston, for a person that was reported as potentially suicidal.
BPD and Boston EMS arrived to the area where the man was standing and began to try and deescalate the situation and talk him down off of the ledge. After initially showing no interest in changing course, he began to cooperate with those trying to help him and agreed to get down from where he was threatening to jump.
The man was transported by Boston EMS to a local area hospital for a mental health evaluation and treatment. If you ever find yourself in crisis, or are worried about the safety of a friend or loved one in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at 1-877-870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential, and completely anonymous.