Body Cam Video Shows Cop Save Suicidal Man, Tells Him, ‘I Love You’
Atlantic City Police Department
An Atlantic City cop not only saved the life of a suicidal man … he showed compassion by telling the guy he loved him.
The guy perched on the deck of a covered parking lot this week and threatened to jump. The cops received a distress call but the caller did not give the exact coordinates, so the police went hunting. The guy’s family sent a photo of him to the police, which helped them find him at the top of the parking lot.
Enter Officer Eric Knuttel, member of the crisis negotiation team. Knuttel started talking to the man, but 10 minutes into the conversation the guy became extremely upset and walked over to the ledge, creating a perilous situation.
Knuttel finally made his way to the man, grabbed him by the leg, and foiled the threat of suicide. As the man was away from the ledge, you hear Knuttel say to the guy, “I love you”. Another cop says, “We’ll make sure everything’s okay.”
The guy was taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
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