Man talked down from roof of Rotherham Interchange

By Dave Doyle | 18/08/2017

Man talked down from roof of Rotherham Interchange

RELATIVES and police have talked a man down from the roof of Rotherham Interchange after he threatened to jump.

Police attended the incident at around 2pm today, joined by the man's family.

The incident closed platform A of the bus station, with buses diverted to other platforms.

A police spokesman confirmed the man had been talked down unharmed.

He said: "An adult male was threatening to jump off the roof. His family turned up first and were invaluable in supporting and encouraging the male to move away from the railings.

"We had contained the area, called out force negotiators and started our own communications.

"The male eventually moved away and is being assessed in an ambulance prior to any longer-term support."

Travel South Yorkshire tweeted about the incident as it happened.

Due to an ongoing police incident at Rotherham Interchange, the A platform is closed, all buses to use corresponding number on B platform

— Travel SYorks Alerts (@TSYalerts) August 18, 2017

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