Thrissur: A youth, who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off a two-storey building, was rescued by police and Kerala Fire and Rescue personnel at Nellikunnu near here. He had resorted to the extreme step after stabbing his neighbour.
the man was wielding a knife and an iron ladder, and did not allow anyone to come near him as an attempt was made to rescue him.
The youth dodged the efforts of the police and fire force to secure him by throwing ropes from nearby buildings. Meanwhile, he threw the iron ladder at the parked police van below.
When the youth found that the police and fire force were closing on him, he lied on the net which was spread on the sun-shade of the building. Later, the youth, who became unconscious, was brought down after tying his hands and wrapping him in cloth. The youth was admitted to the district hospital.
Wilson, 53, who sustained injuries in the youth's knife attack, was admitted to a private hospital.
Earlier, the youth had attacked the police when Manuthy police nabbed him.
Fire force district station officer A L Lazar, Leading fireman Anil Kumar, firemen Naveen, Nidhin Vincent, Navneeth Kannan, Ananthu, Vipin Babu, Shajan, Sumesh and Shivadasan were part of the rescue team.