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
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
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
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