Man threatens to jump out of builiding

NO CHARGES will be brought against a drunken man who threatened to throw himself off a roof in Ipswich it emerged today.A 30-year-old Ipswich man stood on the top floor of the three-storey Salvation Army building at about 4.

NO CHARGES will be brought against a drunken man who threatened to throw himself off a roof in Ipswich it emerged today.

A 30-year-old Ipswich man stood on the top floor of the three-storey Salvation Army building at about 4.45pm yesterday.

The man was near a window and was shouting that he would jump.

Police, ambulance and a fire crew attended the building on the corner of Fore Street and Grimwade Street.


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However, after 20 minutes the man was talked down and was later interviewed by the police for being drunk and disorderly.

A witness from the Salvation Army said: "The man was drunk and obviously down on his luck. We were watching television when we heard someone had managed to get himself on the roof. The police and a fire crew turned up and about ten minutes later talked him down."

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A police spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 4.45pm and attended the Salvation Army building where a man was on the top floor near a window threatening to jump.

"We detained a 30-year-old man from the Ipswich area and he was cautioned for being drunk and disorderly. None of the roads were closed off and I understand the man was shouting out of the window and just being generally drunk."

A spokesman from the Salvation Army declined to make any comment.

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