Suicidal Naked Bronx woman lands on air conditioner: What led to one unnamed woman seeking to take her own life?
A naked Bronx woman has survived an attempt on her own life after leaping from her fifth story window, when she landed on an air conditioner two stories below.
Perched on the ac unit, emergency service unit cops were called late Saturday morning to coax the suicidal woman from killing herself.
In the end, experienced negotiators in dramatic fashion were able to haul the woman back in according to a report via the nypost.
The drama unfolded along the brick side of an apartment building on Marble Hill Avenue in Marble Hill.
Told neighbor Dahiana Rosario, 31 via the nypost: ‘She wanted to jump out, but she didn’t.’
Added Rosario: ‘At the beginning, her mom was holding her, and trying to pull her inside,’
‘And she lost her hold,’ Rosario said of the mother.
The unclothed woman then fell on top of an air conditioner jutting from a third-floor window above the building’s courtyard.
‘She was sitting there,’ Rosario said. ‘That’s where she stayed, thank God.’
From there, the unnamed woman, perched on the air conditioner, began shouting in English and Spanish.
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Reiterated Rosario: ‘She was saying that God is coming and everybody has to be better people, and we have to love each other,’
‘She was saying God loves us . . . and God loves everybody . . . and clean your house of bad things, bad energy.’
Neighbors called the police. They also put pillows and sofas outside beneath the air conditioner to cushion the woman’s fall in case she jumped.
A neighbor from across the courtyard, Ben Edelman, was able to video the woman as she lept out her fifth story window. Video which was released to the nydailynews.
According to the tabloid, ‘quick-thinking group of neighbors grabbed a blanket, stretched it out and held it aloft, standing in the concrete courtyard three stories below her, to catch her if she fell from the air conditioner.’
Despite the woman fighting her rescuers, emergency personnel were able to pull her back in through the window.
From there the woman was taken to North Central Bronx Hospital, where she police said she would undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
To date authorities have told that the disturbed woman is unlikely to be charged with a crime.
Of question is what led to the woman jumping out of her window in the first place and whether there were warnings or previous instances that the woman might seek to end her life?