Allegheny County

Pittsburgh police officer talks with suicidal man for an hour to save his life

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh police officer talked with a man holding a knife to his neck for an hour in order to keep the man from killing himself early Friday.

Police said Sgt. Lee Myers responded to a call for the suicidal man around 1:30 a.m. Sgt. Myers talked with the man until he trusted the officer enough to drop the knife.

You can customize your WPXI News App to receive alerts to Allegheny County news. CLICK HERE to find out how.

The man was helped by medics to get help following the incident.

“While the city slept, a life was saved,” police said in a social media post. “In uncertain times, this constant remains: Pittsburgh Police and all First Responders are still out there.”

While most of the city slept, a life was saved. Zone 6 Police officers responded to a report of a suicidal male on...

Posted by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on Thursday, April 23, 2020