Officers from Toronto Police's 53rd Division put their lives on the line to rescue a person in crisis clinging to a window on the eighth floor of a building.
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Chief of Police James Ramer tweeted a video of the incident, which took place on Thursday, May 13, saying that the two officers broke windows and held the man for 12 minutes until they were able to pull him to safety.
Today @TPS53Div attended to a Person in Crisis, a man hanging out an 8th floor window, being held by onsite Securit… https://t.co/C8gNrqsReP— Chief James Ramer (@Chief James Ramer) 1620939015.0
Ramer added that the man was taken to the hospital to receive the care he needs and that the two officers were also treated for minor injuries.
"All [Toronto Police] officers are trained for dynamic emergency calls & to save lives," Ramer tweeted. "I'm extremely proud of their bravery. We couldn't have done this without the help of onsite Security, thank you for your assistance."
According to a tweet from the City of Toronto, the incident took place at the Roehampton Hotel, about a block east of Yonge and Eglinton Ave. E. The hotel-turned-temporary shelter opened last July as part of Toronto's "response to COVID-19 and to expand shelter spaces to ensure increased physical distancing in its shelter system," the City states.
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