Monday, June 11, 2012

Suicide attempts by national athlete's dad foiled.

Police yesterday foiled two attempts at suicide by the of a national athlete at the Penang Bridge.

The 59 year old man is said to have tried to take his life near the Queensbay shopping mall in Bayan Lepas early yesterday but was foiled be the police who coaxed him out of the attempt.

Seberang Perai Tengah Police Chief ACP Azman Abd Lah said police were notified of a man crying by the sear near the mall at about 4 am.

"A patrol team was sent there and coaxed him to return home. Our men took about three hours to coax him to return home" he said when contracted by Bernama.

The patrol car also tailed the man who was driving his own car, he said. 

"Upon reaching Km2 of the Penang Bridge at about 7.45 am, the man stopped the car by the bridge, alighted and tried to jump into the sea," he said.

However, he added, police swung into action and managed to prevent him from jumping into the sea.

Azman said the man was brought to the SPT police headquarters to have a statement recorded.
"Based on preliminary information, he alledgedly has some family problems".

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