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Brookline Police Talk Man Off Ledge


A man was talked off the ledge of a roof on Babcock Street thanks to the quick actions of one Brookline police officer with the help of Boston first responders, according to Brookline Police.

Late on June 7 a call came into the Brookline Police that a man was on the roof of the Arbour-HRI psychiatric hospital on Babcock Street. Several first responders responded, including Boston, Boston University, Fallon Ambulance as a small crowd gathered beneath.

“The patient may have initially tried to elope, but Police Officer Tim Stephenson, a Crisis Interention Team trained officer, was responsive enough to reason with the patient to avert any mishap,” said Deputy Superintendent Michael Gropman.

No one was injured and the man who turned out to be a patient was reunited with staff and properly secured.