Greeley police talk despondent woman off ledge of Union Colony Civic Center – Colorado News

Greeley police talk despondent woman off ledge of Union Colony Civic Center – Colorado News

Police negotiators kept a woman from jumping off the roof of the Union Colony Civic Center late Tuesday in downtown Greeley.

About 11:03 p.m., Greeley police were advised of a 911 call from a woman who said she was on the roof of the UCCC, 701 10th Ave., and was going to jump to her death, according to a Greeley police news release.

Several officers responded as did Greeley Fire Department firefighters and paramedics, who staged nearby.

Greeley police negotiators were summoned to the scene, and officers saw the woman near the ledge on the roof. After about 45 minutes of tense negotiations, officers convinced the woman to come away from the ledge. She was taken to NCMC for a 72-hour hold for evaluation, the release stated.

The woman’s name was not released.

Sgt. Joe Tymkowych, spokesman for the Greeley Police Department, said little more about the incident, citing concerns for the woman’s privacy. He did confirm she had previous access to the building and used it to reach the roof. The woman was despondent over personal issues and relationships, the release stated.

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In the release, he credited excellent teamwork by all units involved with resolving the situation. He added the Greeley Police Department’s Crisis Negotiating Team consists of a sergeant and eight trained negotiators, a few of whom were available Tuesday night.

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