Yonkers police rescue woman in distress on top level of parking garage

Yonkers police were the heroes of a scary scene on Wednesday night for rescuing a woman in distress.

Julia Burns

Feb 2, 2024, 10:08 PM

Updated 142 days ago

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Yonkers police were the heroes of a scary scene on Wednesday night for rescuing a woman in distress.
The Emergency Service Unit says they were called to the top level of a parking garage for a woman who was dangerously close to the ledge.
ESU Police Officer Sandro Vasquez quickly initiated contact with the woman, trying to calm her down.
While that was happening, ESU officers Michael Mirabella, Jason Philipps, Richard Fernandez, and Brendan Moore say they established a safety system and secured it to the building.
Officers were joined by Deputy Chief Monaco, who leads the Crisis Negotiation Team. After a brief negotiation, officers say they noticed the woman began to lean over the ledge and were able to quickly able to prevent her from falling.
Officials say she was transported to a nearby hospital and referred to the Mobile Crisis Response Team.
Yonkers Police urge people experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to dial 988. The helpline is available 24/7 and gives crucial support and resources to those who need it.


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