NEW YORK — Four cops are being hailed as heroes after their quick thinking saved a suicidal man’s life on Christmas Eve.
Police Officers Matthew Simpson, Christopher Schlitt, Rohail Khalid and Kristo Cevi, who are all assigned to the 63rd precinct in Brooklyn responded to a call of a dangerous condition on the Marine Parkway Bridge around 2 p.m.
A witness told officers they saw a man scale a support pillar and threaten to jump.
The officers tried to start a conversation with the man, 62, who appeared despondent. The man pulled out a knife and attempted to cut his wrists before throwing his personal items in the water and jumping.
When officers saw the man jump towards the water from the perch, they lunged towards the man, pulling him to safety.
The man was taken to an area hospital where he was met by his daughter. He is being evaluated and treated for superficial wounds to his wrist.