Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a police officer calmly walks straight up to a man standing on the edge of the top floor of an under-construction tower block and pulls him away.
The incident took place on Sunday morning in the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico.
According to the office of the Secretary of Public Security for the state of Veracruz (SSP), police officers saw the man, whose name has not been disclosed, at the top of a building when they were monitoring the security videos recording the city.
The footage shows the figure of a man, reportedly 26 years old and only identified by the initials P. P. H., who can be seen standing on the edge of the top floor of the construction site.
The man can be seen standing still on the edge as two cops arrive at the top of the building.
One of the cops is seen walking slowly towards the man until he reaches him and pulls him away from the edge of the building.
The SSP confirmed that several officers went to the scene and that they had managed to talk to the man and bring him to safety.
The 26-year-old man was reportedly taken to the Heriberto Jara Corona police station where he was examined by a doctor.
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