Man threatens to jump off Fifth and Walnut parking garage

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 2:42 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A man threatened to jump from the top floor of the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut on Wednesday.

When police arrived at the parking garage at 7:43 p.m., a man had climbed over the railing on the top floor and said he wanted to jump off the garage, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

Stroer said officers talked to the man, and he climbed back over the railing on his own.

Police took him to a local hospital.


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Jeremy Calton June 30, 2011 | 3:01 p.m.

Like all things dangerous, we should outlaw that parking garage. Maybe a background check before you can enter it?

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Delcia Crockett June 30, 2011 | 3:08 p.m.

Again, unnamed heroes - just "doing their job" - our police. Thank you, officers, for all you do each day. You are appreciated.

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Michael Williams June 30, 2011 | 3:20 p.m.

Delcia says, "Again, unnamed heroes - just "doing their job" - our police. Thank you, officers, for all you do each day. You are appreciated.

This is certainly something important we agree upon.

PS: In your comments on officer apparel, don't forget the bullet-proof vest. It's a major heat problem....except during winter.

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Paul Allaire June 30, 2011 | 8:23 p.m.

Send them to IRAQ!!!

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