Bomba persuades man from attempting suicide

Firefighters comforting the victim after they managed to gain entry into the bedroom.

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KOTA SAMARAHAN, Dec 6: Fire and Rescue personnel managed to persuade a 31-year-old man to change his mind from an attempted suicide here today.

The state Fire and Rescue Department operation centre received a call at 4.01pm regarding a suicide attempt in Desa Ilmu and firefighters from the Kota Samarahan fire station were immediately deployed.

“After arriving at the location, firefighters found that a man have locked himself inside a bedroom, while holding a folding knife.

“However, firefighters successfully persuaded the victim to open the bedroom door and took the folding knife from the victim,” the department said in a statement.

After the situation was brought under control, the victim was later handed over to the police. — DayakDaily