A MAN who threatened to jump from a second-floor window of a building in Portsmouth was safely talked down after a two-hour stand-off with police.
Officers attended the incident in Commercial Road at 7.30pm last night after receiving a call about the distressed male dangling from a window.
When police arrived, the male started hurling bottles and then a computer screen down to the street below.
Officers armed with shields cordoned the road and urged the public to stay back while specialist police negotiators calmed the man down.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘He was threatening to harm himself by jumping out the window. One or two things were thrown by him. However, no-one was hurt.’
The male was taken to custody, unharmed, and given specialist support from mental health professionals.