Firemen stop two suicide attempts
The Star Online
31 July 2017

Kuala Lumpur: Firemen stopped two men from jumping off buildings in separate suicide attempts on Monday.

City Fire and Rescue Services Department operations room chief Zamani Ismail said they received a call on the first incident on the 22nd floor of a condominium at Jalan Kiara 2, Mont Kiara at 9.12am.

He said nine firemen from the Sri Hartamas station were dispatched to the scene and they managed to stop the suicide attempt.

In the second incident, 12 firemen from the Sri Hartamas and Hang Tuah fire stations stopped a man in his 30s from jumping off the eight floor at Wisma Belia, Jalan Syed Putra here at about 10.39am.

He said that the firemen managed to pull the man into the building before handing the man over to police.

Man, woman found dead in murder-suicide in Upper Marlboro
NBC Washington
16 August 2017

A man and woman were found dead inside a condo in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Tuesday night after an apparent murder-suicide, police say.

Prince George's County police were called to a retirement community on the 14000 block of New Acadia Lane about 8:30 p.m. for a welfare check. When they arrived, the found 54-year-old Bernard Williams and 53-year-old Kiwa Toomer dead inside the home.

Police believe Williams shot Toomer before shooting himself.
Williams and Toomer were in a relationship.

Investigators are working to establish a motive.

Throughout the world, committing suicide by jumping off of apartment building balconies and roofs is far more common than people realize.

That is because North American authorities and news media will not publicize these deaths as they want to discourage copycats.

In North America, we only hear of suicides, as in the report above, when there was a murder-suicide police investigation.

However, in Asia, there are numerous news reports of locals and foreigners jumping from condo towers. From these reports, we can get an idea on how common a problem it is in North America.

In my opinion, pretending suicides don't happen is the wrong approach. If we are not aware of this problem, then there is no way we can prevent more of these deaths from occurring.

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