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Woman rescued in flyover suicide bid

Jun 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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A woman, who apparently had a mental-health disorder, was rescued after she threatened to jump from a pedestrian bridge in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district on Thursday.

The Phaholyothin police were told that a woman was standing on the ledge of the bridge and threatening to jump.

Police and members the Poh Teck Tung Foundation found the 45-year-old woman standing outside the fence while holding the fence with both hands.

Col Chettha Sawangsuk, commander of Phaholyothin police, said the woman sounded confused, like she had a mental-health disorder. 

She claimed police planted drugs on her and raised a false drugs charge.

Police closed the lane below and spent about half an hour trying to convince her to climb back. 

A policeman and rescuer eventually grabbed her.

Chettha said she did not face any drug charges but she had faced three theft charges in 2013. 

She was sent to a hospital to be evaluated by a psychiatrist before police decided whether to press charges.

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