A man was successfully talked off the roof of a home in Royersford after threatening to jump on Wednesday, thanks to local emergency service officials.
Just after 7 p.m., police officers from Royersford,Limerick and
Upper Providence responded to the 700 block of Church Street for a man on a
roof who was threatening to jump off, according to the Royerfsord Borough Police
Department Facebook Page.
Officer Thomas Godin, of Royersford, and Officer Andrew Parkins, of Upper Providence, got on the roof with the man and were able, after several hours of negotiations, to take him into custody unharmed.
“We were there for nearly 2½hours on the roof talking with the man,” Godin said, according to the Pottstown Mercury. “You can’t train enough for this type of incident and I am not a negotiator.”
According to the Mercury report, paramedic Dave York also helped talk the man off of the roof.
The man was transported to Pottstown Hospital for an evaluation, according to Royersford PD.
Also responding to the scene were Montgomery County Emergency Services, Central Montgomery County SWAT, Friendship Ambulance and Royersford Fire Department.