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Woman talked off of ledge

July 28th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

On Friday July 27th, at 1103pm Officers from the Cumberland Police Dept responded to an apartment building located in the 200blk of Baltimore St in reference to a check on well being complaint. Upon arrival it was learned that a female subject was on the third story balcony threatening to jump. At this time members of the Allegany County Hostage Negotiation Team consisting of Officers from the Cumberland Police Dept and Allegany County Sheriffs Office were contacted and responded to the scene and began speaking with the subject. After talking with the subject members were able to convince her to come off the ledge and inside to safety without further incident. The subject was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. The Cumberland Fire Department, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police assisted with the incident

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