From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Police Department (BPD) officers successfully talked a juvenile in crisis down from the roof of a Woodlawn gas station on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Officers arrived at the gas station when they observed a 17-year-old male on the roof of the old gas station. The juvenile was experiencing a crisis and threatening to jump.
Patrol officers began speaking with the young male. BPD Tactical Operations officers and negotiators arrived on the scene to provide support and ensure the juvenile’s safety. Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel were on the scene assisting officers.
At around 5:05 p.m., BPD and BFR personnel were able to talk the juvenile down from the roof. He climbed down from the roof onto a Birmingham Fire and Rescue firetruck. Officers transported him to a local area hospital for additional care.
The BPD would like to thank BFR for their assistance.