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Raleigh streets reopen after woman backs off ledge

Posted May 7, 2012

— Raleigh police have reopened several blocks Monday afternoon near the intersection of Cabarrus and Salisbury streets, where a woman threatening to harm herself sat on the ledge of a parking deck for more than three hours.

The woman backed off peacefully shortly after 5 p.m. and is being evaluated at a local hospital, police said.

She was not armed, police said, and no one was injured in the incident.

No buildings were evacuated, but the following roads and sidewalks were closed: 

  • Cabarrus Street between McDowell and Salisbury
  • Salisbury Street between Davie and Cabarrus
  • Gale Street for its one-block entirety, between Davie and Cabarrus

No other information has been released.


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  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 May 8, 2012

    I sincerely hope she gets the help that she is crying out for.

  • Shelley Cooper May 8, 2012

    She was upset about the upcoming marriage amendment vote.

  • Frank Downtown May 8, 2012

    Senior Office Jamie Priest should be commended for such an excellent job he did with talking her down after three hours! Great job!

  • SpaceRokr May 8, 2012

    When I read the headline and saw the picture of a parking deck, I thought she had backed her Car off the deck. I hope she comes to realize that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

  • hollylama May 8, 2012

    FYI...compassion is not something that ebs and flows dependent on the recipient.

  • barbaratrevathan2 May 8, 2012

    With the current mental health system it is difficult to get the help you need. The closing of Dix and many of the other mental health systems going private. The state is having a difficult time of finding rooms for patients that need help. The help is not out there the way it should be and people struggling more with issues. I wish that more citizens would look at our current mental health hospitals and see that we are lacking the help people need.

  • piene2 May 8, 2012

    I thought the cops would just shoot her down as they have done before.

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy May 8, 2012

    "People have no compassion for one another anymore. I'm not at all surprised at some of the comments."

    Somewhat true. I have compassion for unborn babies, people more than animals, and lose that compasion when someone tries to take a human life, whether it's someone else, or thier own.

    It's not always someone elses fault as the liberal media would have you believe. Sometimes it's just a sequence of bad decisions.

  • AestheticStyle May 7, 2012

    I'm glad she's safe. Hopefully she gets the help she needs. I've had numerous friends take their lives because they never asked for help. I hope her family surrounds her with love, and good things come for
    this experience.

  • jmf1073 2.0 May 7, 2012

    People have no compassion for one another anymore. I'm not at all surprised at some of the comments.